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Aquatic Plant Management Rules

The following rules all relate to Aquatic Plant Management (APM).

Rule Revisions

The Aquatic Plant Management (APM) Program is undergoing rule revisions for both NR 107 and NR 109, related to chemical and mechanical/manual management of aquatic plants, respectively. Please see below for upcoming opportunities to engage in the rule development process. You may also sign up for GovDelivery updates regarding upcoming meetings and written materials. You may go here to learn more about the rulemaking process and the steps involved.

Topic Date and Time Materials Meeting Recording and Transcript
Public Hearing Winter 2021-2022    
Economic Impact Analysis Summer 2021    
Public Meeting - First Draft of NR 107 for Review Spring-Summer 2021    

NOTE: APM program staff will review all written and verbal comments received prior to May 16, 2021, on the policy proposals within the public notification white paper. Written comments may be submitted to Madi Johansen via email or by mail:

Wisconsin DNR
Attn: Madi Johansen
PO Box 7185
Madison, WI

The most productive feedback includes comments that provide an alternative policy suggestion or modifications with evidence to support why that approach is preferable, comments that state a positive aspect or impact of a policy option, or clarifying questions that highlight potential changes or impacts as a result of a policy option.

APM Treatments - Public Notification Methods and Criteria Alternative

April 15, 2021


Written and verbal comments on the policy proposals within the white papers were received through January 15, 2021.
White Paper Meeting 3 - Mechanical Harvesting, Private Ponds, Emergent Species Management November 19, 2020
White Paper Meeting 2 - Planning, Invasive Species Management, Native Plant Protections November 12, 2020
White Paper Meeting 1 - Permit Processing, Treatment Timing and Scale, Monitoring and Evaluation November 5, 2020