Aquatic Invasive Species

Planning and Zoning


 The Pine County Planning and Zoning Office manages the County's Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program, made possible through DNR funding. The program has been active since 2014 and and works with a variety of state and local partners to implement help control and prevent the spread of AIS in Pine County.

Currently Pine County has the following confirmed AIS infestations:

Sturgeon Lake - Eurasian Watermilfoil

Sand Lake- Eurasian Watermilfoil

Pokegama Lake - Eurasian Water Milfoil, Curly-leaf pondweed

Snake River - Eurasian Water Milfoil

Cross Lake - Eurasian Water Milfoil, Curly-leaf pondweed

The Minnesota DNR Aquatic Invasive Species web page is loaded with helpful information regarding rules and regulations, species identification, and what individuals and groups can do to prevent the spread of AIS. Visit their website:  MN DNR Aquatic Invasive Species Page

2018 AIS Plan 
Pine County Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan
Pine County AIS Risk Assessment 2016
June 2016 Pokegama Lake Vegetation Survey