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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS):

  • Are animals and plants not native to Minnesota
  • Have few natural predators in our waters
  • Can spread and take over fast
  • Invasive species are species that are not native to Minnesota and cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health
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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Animals and plants that are not native to Minnesota. They have few natural predators in our waters, so if they are allowed in, they can spread and take over real fast. They can hurt our natural resources, harm places of recreation, cause economic loss and harm human health.