The AIS Detectors program is a new partnership opportunity developed by University of Minnesota Extension and MAISRC. It is training citizen scientists to identify numerous aquatic invasive species, including plants such as Eurasian watermilfoil and starry stonewort, invertebrates such as zebra mussels, and fish such as silver carp. Participants are also trained on identifying the native lookalike species that may be found in the same area.
This group of recently certified Detectors participated in the pilot test of the program. The full AIS Detectors program will launch to the public in early 2017. To learn more about this program, please click here.