Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Advisory Committee

The Statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee advises the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on its Aquatic Invasive Species Program. The 15 members and five ex-officio members bring a range of personal and professional experience to the discussion on preventing the spread of invasive plants and animals in our lakes, rivers, and wetlands. The Committee was appointed by DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr in December 2012 to help the DNR maintain strong relationships with AIS stakeholders.

Committee Outcomes

The following outcomes are outlined in the Committee Charter:

Committee Charter

The charter describes the purpose and scope of the committee, how the members were selected, the roles and responsibilities of members, committee structure, and other details.


The 15 stakeholders appointed as members of the Committee have a range of personal and professional experiences with AIS issues, represent different parts of the state, are demographically diverse, have various recreational interests, have diverse educational backgrounds, and represent a range of private, nonprofit and public sector organizations that are actively engaged in AIS issues.

General Terms of Appointment


Appointed members meet eight times per year from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the DNR Sauk Rapids Office: 1035 South Benton Drive, Sauk Rapids, MN.

2018 Meetings


Heidi Wolf, Invasive Species Program Supervisor, 651-259-5152