AIS Inspection Programs
Inspection Success Story
Careful inspection at the boat launch off Highway 65 prevented a major infestation of Zebra Mussels in Big Sandy Lake. Click here for the full story and a picture of the boat's hull.
2020 Inspection Program
Continued funding will pay for inspection of boats at Big Sandy's public landings. To apply to be hired
as an inspector
contact Chad Harting
Zebra Mussel Early Detection Program
BSLA initiated a Zebra Mussel Early Detection program this sumer. Detection gauges have been installed at various sites around the lake and are inspected regularly for signs of zebra mussel veligers, the early stage of their development. Click to view a map of the sites.
Big Sandy Lake 2019 Inspection Data
* 2284 boats were inspected entering
* Inspectors were stationed at 4
launches for 420 hours each launch
mid-May through early September
* 25 boats (1.1%) found entering launch
with the plug installed
* 7 boats (0.3%) found with weeds
or mud attached to the boat or trailer
* Big Sandy non-compliance rate was
* Aitkin county-wide non-compliance
rate was 1.2%.