Become an AIS Detector

Join a network of citizen scientists and learn how to identify and report AIS.

As the threat of AIS continues to grow across Minnesota, there is a need for an organized statewide surveillance program that targets high-risk areas with trained observers. In partnership with University of Minnesota Extension, this program will train you to identify and report potential aquatic invasive species such as Starry stonewort and zebra mussels. Early detection is one of the most effective ways to help stop the invasivion and spread of AIS. By responding to reports and weeding out false positives, you'll play a critical role in helping the Minnesota DNR protect our lakes and rivers. Learn more below -- registration opens February 1!

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