The Department of Natural Resources is considering new rules to help control the spread of invasive species.
Proposed guidelines from the DNR would restrict the sale, planting or release of invasive species in Wisconsin. DNR invasive plants coordinator Tom Boos says the rule would help with educating the public about how to prevent invasive species from gaining a foothold in Wisconsin.
Despite the threats invasive species pose, Boos says Wisconsin has no formal rules in the books to help limit their introduction into the state. The DNR hopes the proposed rules will help clear up any confusion.
The DNR will hold a series of public hearings on the proposal later this month, across the state. Boos says they want to have something official in place by later this year.