After a long day on the lake, getting stopped by an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspector can feel like a hassle. Some boaters and fishermen may wonder if they did something wrong or feel like the spread of invasive species is inevitable anyway, but Lloyd Danzeisen, a seasoned AIS inspector in Otter Tail County, says those few extra minutes it takes to inspect a boat and dump any standing water really do make a difference.
“If we can contain them, the less money we spend to clean them up,” said Danzeisen. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.
“(Invasive species) destroy shore line for property owners, potentially affecting property value,” said Danzeisen, adding that each non-native species has it’s own way of harming a lake. “Everyone has their area where they say, ‘Oh, that’s why I don’t want invasive species here’,” he said.