The Douglas County AIS Strategic Plan was developed in 2020 with help from the AIS Strategic Planning Committee and a broad partnership of professionals and stakeholders and adopted by the County Board of Supervisors June 16, 2021. The Strategic Plan provides background information on the risk of AIS and outlines specific goals and objectives for preventing harm from AIS in Douglas County Waters. A full copy of the plan can be downloaded using the link below.


Douglas County will prevent, contain, and control Aquatic Invasive Species. The County will sustain a long-term AIS program that will strive to reach diverse user groups equitably and rely on education, research, and professional collaboration to combat AIS using an informed and targeted approach.


Goal 1 – Prevent, Contain, Control:                                                                                                                                                                             Prevent the introduction of additional AIS into Douglas County, contain the spread of existing AIS, and control AIS populations where control can reduce negative impacts or reduce likelihood of further spread.

Goal 2 – Achieve Long-term Program Efficacy:                                                                                                                                                                                   Fund and sustain permanent Douglas County AIS program, target efforts to maximize impact, and use data to evaluate outcomes and adapt methods.

Goal 3 – Research and Monitor:                                                                                                                                                                                   Conduct regular surveillance and monitoring for AIS, research emergent issues and increase understanding of AIS and prevention and control methods.

Goal 4 – Collaborate:                                                                                                                                                                                                      Build collaboration with diverse partners, share data effectively, and cultivate inclusive approach to reach new audiences and address concerns of multi-modal waterway users. 

Download the full plan here