This online class is perfect for anyone who wants to be better informed about AIS management strategies. If you would like to be a more informed consumer about what’s happening on your nearby lake, have a better understanding of what lake management professionals are doing, or are considering new AIS control efforts, this class is for you!
You will gain:
- An introduction to AIS control and aquatic plant management
- A better understanding of pesticides, how they work, and the regulations around their use
- Insight on non-chemical treatment options
- A better ability to evaluate and understand management effectiveness and take a longer-term view of management
This is an online-only course that was developed in partnership with University of Minnesota Extension. It is open to anyone, including residents of other states, though certain portions of the course, such as permitting regulations, will include information specific to Minnesota. The course is seven modules and can be completed in roughly six hours. You can complete the modules at your own pace, but be sure to revisit discussion forums at the end of each module to engage with your instructors and other participants.
Our first online AIS Management 101 course concluded in June 2020. The course will begin on March 1, 2021 and will close on April 1, 2021. As a reminder, you are allowed to progress through the course at your own pace but must conclude all modules by the closing date.