The Wisconsin Legislature created the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council to assist the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in establishing a statewide program to control invasive species. Wisconsin’s invasive species rule, NR Chapter 40, was enacted in 2009 and last revised in 2015.
Efforts are currently underway to compile a list of new potentially invasive species, establish species assessment groups (SAGs) to review these species for potential regulation, and make recommendations for potential changes to the rule to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Nominate a Species!
The Council is currently taking recommendations for species to be considered for potential regulation under Wisconsin’s invasive species rule, NR Chapter 40. You can nominate a species you’d like considered for regulation by completed this survey. (Note: many invasive species are already regulated under NR 40, so check the current list of regulated species to see if your suggestion might already be listed.) Plants only.
In addition to new species to consider, you can also nominate a species for re-assessment (i.e., moving from prohibited to restricted; or restricted to non regulated), or make any other suggested changes to the rule. Survey
The deadline for submitting species nominations or suggesting other changes to the rule is midnight on Friday, January 4, 2019.
Your feedback will help the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council determine new efforts needed to revise Wisconsin’s invasive species rule, NR Chapter 40.
Thank you Mariquita Sheehan for bringing this survey to my attention.