DNR to ask for first revisions to invasives list

Board to consider changes next month
DNR to ask for first revisions to invasives list

The state Department of Natural Resources’ board is set to consider next month whether to make the first revisions to the state’s invasive species list since it was created in 2009.

The DNR has proposed classifying 49 more species as prohibited, which means people can’t sell, possess or transport them and must destroy them if they find them on their property. The agency also wants to list 32 more species as restricted, meaning people can’t sell or move them but can possess them, and downgrade the emerald ash borer’s status from prohibited to restricted.

The board is expected to consider whether to approve the changes at a meeting in Madison on Dec. 10.

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