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DNR AND BURNETT COUNTY LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION OFFICE (LWCO)

INVASIVE SPECIES PILOT PROGRAM

08/25/2007:  Barry Borman, Chairman of the Birch Island Lake Water Quality Committee has been informed that Birch Island Lake has been selected as one of four Burnett County lakes to participate in a new "Invasive Species Pilot Program" due to its active work in water quality monitoring and control.

 The Water Quality Committee in cooperation with the DNR and LWCO will monitor the following nine species:

Flora
 1.     Eurasian Water-milfoil
 2.     Curly – leaf pondweed
 3.     Purple Loosestrife

 Fauna
1.      Rusty Crayfish - Download Info Card
 2.     Zebra Mussel - Click here for more info
 3.     Chinese and Banded Mystery Snail
 4.     Water flea - Click here for picture
 5.     Jellyfish

To see a photo gallery of invasive species click on the following link:  Invasive Species Photo Gallery

The Water Quality Committee now has it's own website.  For information on Birch Island Lake, please visit their new website at the link below.
BILA Water Quality Website