Learn More About Aquatic Nuisance Species

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism )KDWPT) works to protect Kansas residents, lakes and rivers from the potential impacts of aquatic nuisance species by focusing on preventing or limiting their spread and controlling or eradicating them where feasible.

KDWPT monitors planned, beneficial introductions of non-native species for aquaculture, commercial, or recreational purposes (such as the stocking of walleye, a non-native species) so these activities do not accidentally introduce aquatic nuisance species. In addition, KDWPT works to improve information-sharing among the agencies responsible for regulating intentional introductions.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Certification Course 

Photo Collection of Aquatic Nuisance Species


You can also enter “aquatic nuisance species” or an individual species name into your favorite online search engine

Kansas Department of Agriculture (enter “aquatic nuisance species” in the Search box)

Wildlife Forever Invasive Species Campaign

Protect Your Waters, Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

Seagrant, a program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (enter “aquatic nuisance species” on the Search page)