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.
The following outcomes are outlined in the Committee Charter:
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.
The DNR is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the Statewide AIS Advisory Committee. Questions in the brief application reflect the DNR’s desire to have a well-rounded Committee. Applicants should be prepared to make a four-year commitment.
If you are interested in becoming a member, start your application online now. It should take less than 20 minutes to complete. Advisory committee data are classified as private under Minnesota Statutes, section 13.601, subd.3, except for what is specifically listed in statute as public.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28.
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.
Heidi Wolf, Invasive Species Program Supervisor, 651-259-5152