Aquatic Invasive Species

Monitoring for aquatic invasive plant species allows you to act as a first line of defense

The information that you gather on your lake will help maintain a record of aquatic vegetation as well as provide an early warning for new nuisance plants. Your efforts will ensure that new invasive plants be controlled early on.

By early identification of new invasive plants, such as Brazilian elodea and Hydrilla, Indiana has been able to keep these invasive plants from spreading. You can also prevent an invasive plant such as these from becoming a problem on your lake through early detection.

We currently have a recommended strategy for how you conduct your vegetation survey. Over time you will discover what method works best for your group and your lake.

Currently, we ask that you report your information through EDDMaps—Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, or the Great Lakes Early Detection Network as part of EDDMaps.

Report your information through EDDMaps

How to monitor for invasive plant species