If you are not familiar with the different types of water milfoil in our lakes, click on the PDF file link below to see a brochure co-sponsored by QLIA that clearly shows the differences between our native northern water milfoil and the invasive Eurasian water milfoil. Lost Land Lake has become infested primarily with a hybrid between the two, which can be verified only by genetic testing. We refer to Hybrid Eurasian Water Milfoil as HEWM.
Infestations of Eurasian watermilfoil can lead to significant reductions in lakefront property values. To read a well-designed, peer-reviewed study with sobering results (average 19% decline in lakefront property values in lakes with Eurasian watermilfoil) in the State of Washington, click on the PDF file link below.
Te read a study conducted closer to home (Vilas County, Wisconsin), where average lakefront property values declined by 13% in lakes with Eurasian watermilfoil, click on the PDF file below.
In order to understand our legal limitations and obligations in controlling invasive HEWM, click on the PDF file link below.