DNR Commissioner Appoints New Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Release Date: Feb 05, 2013
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr appointed 15 members on December 19 to a new statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee.
According to the DNR, aquatic invasive species is one of the most important natural resource issues for Minnesota. Preventing the spread of zebra mussels, Asian carp and Eurasian watermilfoil (as well as other invasive plants and animals) in lakes and streams is critical, along with effective control of established invasive populations.
The committee was created to help the DNR maintain strong relationships with AIS stakeholders and use their advice and recommendations to help guide the department’s activities. Explore Minnesota Tourism is represented on the Advisory Committee by Carol Altepeter, Northwest and Central Regions Manager. Carol is serving as an ex-officio member of this newly appointed committee. For more information, click the link here.