WREO Joseph Stattelman (NW) spent the week fielding complaints and calls regarding WCA, PW, and APM violations and questions. Time was spent following up on several letters from Legal Offices regarding CDO?s and restoration orders. Follow up with the letters was done, questions answered and status updated. AIS compliance was monitored with fishermen and boaters. Field officers, LGU?s and Hydrologists were worked with on new and ongoing cases. Several law enforcement agencies were spoken to about AIS laws and boating law questions.
WREO Robert Haberman (North Central) worked AIS enforcement in his assigned area. WREO Haberman followed up on AIS calls for transporting zebra mussels. Wetland and Public Water cases were followed up on in his assigned area.
WREO Keith Bertram (Central) spent the week working on wetland complaints. Calls were also handled in vacant stations.
WREO Larry Hanson (SW) followed-up on WCA and PW cases. Officer Hanson also assisted with AIS saturations in Big Stone, Chippewa, and Lac Qui Parle Counties. Enforcement action was taken for AIS, fishing violations.
WREO Julie Siems (SE) instructed a course for local law enforcement on invasive species laws. Questions related to tropical fish importing were also addressed.