Aquatic Invasive Species


Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause human, environmental, or economic harm.  Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are a significant threat to Minnesota's waters.  it is illegal to transport prohibited invasive species or to launch watercraft with these species attached.  Each county in Minnesota receives an annual allotment through the Local Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Aid to combat AIS.  For more information on county AIS plans, contact:


Chippewa County Land and Resource Management          (320) 269-6231

Kandiyohi County AIS Coordinator                                 (320) 231-6229 ext. 5251


Renville County Environmental Services                         (320) 523-3768



What species are aquatic invasive species and how do I identify them?


Click here to learn more about invasive aquatic animals on the MN DNR website.


Click here to learn more about invasive aquatic plants on the MN DNR website.




What waters are infested with AIS?


Click here to see the current Infested Waters List on the MN DNR website.


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What do I do if I suspect I found an aquatic invasive species?


Click here to go to the MN DNR website for more information on reporting an invasive species or contact the county offices listed above.