These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
News & Events 9/2/2018
Mousam Public Launch Closing
ATTENTION: The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is planning to reconstruct the public boat launch on Mousam Lake this fall. They will need to close the facility from approximately September 17th to October 5th to complete the project. Please plan accordingly as it relates to taking your watercraft out of Mousam. We are unaware of any intentional draw down of the lake level to perform this repair however we will let you know if this is to take place prior to the start date.Read More Read ALL