Aquatic Invasive Species are non-native plants or animals that live in or near water and thrive in their new environment, often out-competing native species. Invasive species cause harm to the environment, economy, and human health.
Known AIS and those with the potential to occur in Nicollet County include:
Learn more about what AIS look like in the Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species.
Nicollet County Management Plan:
In 2015, Nicollet County adopted the Nicollet County Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan (PDF). The purpose of the Plan is to facilitate coordination of local and state resources and to prioritize and guide implementation of AIS prevention, monitoring, inspection, and education actions in Nicollet County. The Plan attempts to coordinate and set timelines for actions to preserve and protect the environment, economy, and human health of the County.
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Nicollet County is proud to partner with Wildlife Forever in the "Clean, Drain, Dry" initiative. Wildlife Forever facilitates a variety of ads to reach a targeted audience, both in Nicollet County and throughout the Midwest area. See how this partnership is helping spread awareness of invasive species by reviewing their 2020 National Invasive Species Report.