Wisconsin's Response Plan
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What is Wisconsin doing to prevent EAB?
Although EAB beetles can fly a few miles on their own, people are more likely to effectively spread them to new areas. The speed at which EAB is spreading and being discovered in new areas demonstrates that it is hitching many rides! Some of the most important steps Wisconsin is taking regarding EAB include:1.
Raising citizen awareness2.
Restricting the movement of firewood and materials that could potentially carry EAB into new locations.3.
Monitoring for evidence of the insect New Wisconsin Rules Helping Prevent EAB Spread
DATCP revised the rule (DATCP 21), allowing our state to restrict the movement of certain items coming from areas infested with emerald ash borer (EAB quarantined areas). These items include firewood, logs, mulch or nursery stock.
DNR revised the rule NR 45.04 (1) (g) restricting firewood movement onto DNR managed properties in Wisconsin to prevent the spread of EAB to Wisconsin forests and recreational areas.Wisconsin Activities
Here is a partial list of activities related to EAB prevention and detection:
1. Created a response plan prior to finding EAB in Wisconsin
2. Distribute outreach materials to public and private campgrounds and visitors to DNR properties
3. Display information at Madison Garden Expo, Milwaukee Realtors show, Wisconsin Campground Owners convention and many more
4. Conduct tabletop exercises and other ongoing planning sessions with urban foresters, federal partners, national forests, extension staff, nurseries, and others to identify responsibilities and shortcomings in a state response
5. Provide workshops for the paper, pulp, and timber industries that discuss the use of ash wood after necessary tree removals
6. Present information to urban foresters, Wisconsin Council on Forestry, legislative committees, arborists, and many others
2008 Wisconsin Response Plan. The 2008 Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan incorporates new science and research surrounding the emerald ash borer.
Wisconsin's strategic plan for dealing with emerald ash borer (EAB). Developed by the Wisconsin Cooperative EAB Program with input from a wide variety of affected groups, the Strategic Plan helps guide prioritization, development, and implementation of actions related to the threats and harms caused by EAB in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's emerald ash borer program goals and strategies for 2013
2013 EAB Program Strategies.pdf
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