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Wisconsin Invasive Species Council duties

The council shall make recommendations to the Department for:

  • A system for classifying invasive species under the invasive species program.
  • A procedure for awarding cost sharing grants to public and private entities for up to 75% of the costs of eligible projects to control invasive species.

In addition, the council shall conduct studies of issues related to controlling invasive species. The studies shall address all of the following:

  • The effect of the state’s bait industry on the introduction and spread of invasive species.
  • The effect of the state’s pet industry on the introduction and spread of invasive species.
  • The acquisition of invasive species through mail order and Internet sales.
  • Any other issue as determined by the council.

Council structure

To assist the council in its work, the council shall create 4 subcommittees on the subjects of education, research, regulation, and interagency coordination or additional subcommittees as needed.


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