NR 40.04(2)(b)30. 30. Polygonum perfoliatum or Persicaria perfoliata (Mile-a-minute vine)
NR 40.04(2)(b)32. 32. Pueraria montana or P. lobata (Kudzu)
NR 40.04(2)(b)33. 33. Quercus acutissima (Sawtooth oak)
NR 40.04(2)(b)33g. 33g. Ranunculus ficaria (Lesser celandine)
NR 40.04(2)(b)33r. 33r. Rubus armeniacus (Himalayan blackberry)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34. 34. Rubus phoenicolasius (Wineberry or wine raspberry)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34b. 34b. Sagittaria sagittifolia (Hawaii arrowhead)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34f. 34f. Salvinia herzogii (Giant salvinia)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34k. 34k. Salvinia molesta (Giant salvinia)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34p. 34p. Solidago sempervirens (Seaside goldenrod) except in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine counties
NR 40.04(2)(b)34s. 34s. Sorghum halepense (Johnsongrass)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34w. 34w. Stratiotes aloides (Water soldiers)
NR 40.04(2)(b)34y. 34y. Taeniatherum caput-medusae (Medusahead)
NR 40.04(2)(b)35. 35. Torilis arvensis (Spreading hedgeparsley)
NR 40.04(2)(b)36. 36. Torilis japonica (Japanese hedgeparsley or erect hedgeparsley) except in Adams, Brown, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago counties
NR 40.04(2)(b)37. 37. Trapa natans (Water chestnut)
NR 40.04(2)(b)37e. 37e. Tussilago farfara (Colt's foot)
NR 40.04(2)(b)37m. 37m. Typha domingensis (Southern cattail)
NR 40.04(2)(b)37s. 37s. Typha laxmannii (Graceful cattail)
NR 40.04(2)(b)38. 38. Vincetoxicum nigrum or Cynanchum louiseae (Black or Louise's swallow-wort) except in Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, La Crosse, Lafayette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, Walworth and Waukesha counties
NR 40.04(2)(b)39. 39. Vincetoxicum rossicum or Cynanchum rossicum (Pale or European swallow-wort)
NR 40.04(2)(b)40. 40. Wisteria floribunda (Japanese wisteria)
NR 40.04(2)(b)41. 41. Wisteria sinensis (Chinese wisteria)
NR 40.04(2)(c) (c) Fish and crayfish. The following fish invasive species and crayfish invasive species are prohibited:
NR 40.04(2)(c)1. 1. Channidae (snakehead), including Channa argus (Northern snakehead), Channa bleheri (Rainbow snakehead), Channa gachua (Dwarf snakehead), Channa maculata (Blotched snakehead), Channa marulius (Bullseye snakehead), Channa punctata (Spotted snakehead), and Channa striata (Chevron snakehead)
NR 40.04(2)(c)2. 2. Ctenopharyngodon idella (Grass carp)
NR 40.04(2)(c)3. 3. Cyprinella lutrensis (Red shiner)
NR 40.04(2)(c)6. 6. Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Silver carp)
NR 40.04(2)(c)7. 7. Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Bighead carp)
NR 40.04(2)(c)8. 8. Mylopharyngodon piceus (Black carp)
NR 40.04(2)(c)9. 9. Sander lucioperca (Zander)
NR 40.04(2)(c)10. 10. Scardinius erythrophthalmus (Rudd)
NR 40.04(2)(c)11. 11. Tinca tinca (Tench)
NR 40.04(2)(c)12. 12. All other nonnative fish and nonnative crayfish except:
NR 40.04(2)(c)12.a. a. Established nonnative fish species and established nonnative crayfish species
NR 40.04(2)(c)12.b. b. Nonnative viable fish species in the aquarium trade
NR 40.04(2)(c)12.c. c. Nonnative fish species in the aquaculture industry
NR 40.04(2)(c)12.d. d. Nonviable fish species
NR 40.04(2)(c)12.e. e. Genetically modified fish species
NR 40.04(2)(d) (d) Aquatic invertebrates except crayfish. The following aquatic invertebrate invasive species are prohibited:
NR 40.04(2)(d)1. 1. Bithynia tentaculata (Faucet snail)
NR 40.04(2)(d)2. 2. Bythotrephes cederstroemi (Spiny water flea)
NR 40.04(2)(d)3. 3. Cercopagis pengoi (Fishhook water flea)
NR 40.04(2)(d)4. 4. Corbicula fluminea (Asian clam)
NR 40.04(2)(d)5. 5. Daphnia lumholtzi (Water flea)
NR 40.04(2)(d)5m. 5m. Dikerogammarus villosus (Killer shrimp)
NR 40.04(2)(d)6. 6. Dreissena rostriformis (Quagga mussel)
NR 40.04(2)(d)7. 7. Eriocheir sinensi (Chinese mitten crabs)
NR 40.04(2)(d)8. 8. Hemimysis anomala (Bloody shrimp)
NR 40.04(2)(d)8g. 8g. Limnoperna fortunei (Golden mussel)
NR 40.04(2)(d)8r. 8r. Melanoides tuberculata (Malaysian trumpet snail)
NR 40.04(2)(d)9. 9. Potamopyrgus antipodarum (New Zealand mud snail)
NR 40.04(2)(e) (e) Terrestrial invertebrates and plant disease-causing microorganisms. The following terrestrial invertebrate invasive species and plant disease-causing microorganism invasive species are prohibited:
NR 40.04(2)(e)1. 1. Adelges tsugae (Hemlock woolly adelgid)
NR 40.04(2)(e)4. 4. Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorned beetle)
NR 40.04(2)(e)5e. 5e. Dendroctonus ponderosae (Mountain pine beetle)
NR 40.04(2)(e)5m. 5m. Geosmithia morbida (Thousand cankers disease of walnut)
NR 40.04(2)(e)6. 6. Lymantria dispar Asian race (Asian Gypsy moth)
NR 40.04(2)(e)7. 7. Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden oak death pathogen)
NR 40.04(2)(e)8. 8. Pityophthorus juglandis (Walnut twig beetle)
NR 40.04 Note Note: These terrestrial invertebrates and plant disease-causing microorganisms are also regulated by the department under s. NR 45.04 and by DATCP under ch. ATCP 21 and ch. 94, Stats.
NR 40.04 Note Note: For species that are both listed under ch. NR 40 and quarantined at the federal and/or the state level, the department determines that “reasonable precautions" allow for the incidental possession, transport, transfer, or introduction of a prohibited or restricted organism within the boundaries of a federal or state quarantine for that organism.
NR 40.04(2)(f) (f) Terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates except fish. The following terrestrial and aquatic vertebrate invasive species are prohibited:
NR 40.04(2)(f)1. 1. Myiopsitta monachus (Monk or Quaker parakeet or parrot)
NR 40.04(2)(f)1m. 1m. Myocastor coypus (Nutria)
NR 40.04(2)(f)2. 2. Sus domestica (Feral domestic swine)
NR 40.04(2)(f)3. 3. Sus scrofa (Russian boar) and other wild swine
NR 40.04(2)(g) (g) Fungi. The following fungus invasive species are prohibited:
NR 40.04(2)(g)1. 1. Pseudogymnoascus destructans (White-nose syndrome fungal pathogen)
NR 40.04(3) (3)Actions prohibited by this classification; exemptions.
NR 40.04(3)(a)(a) Except as otherwise provided in pars. (b) to (i), no person may transport, possess, transfer, or introduce a prohibited invasive species identified or listed under sub. (2).
NR 40.04(3)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person who transports, possesses, transfers or introduces a prohibited invasive species identified or listed under sub. (2) if the department determines that the transportation, possession, transfer or introduction was incidental or unknowing, and was not due to the person's failure to take reasonable precautions.
NR 40.04 Note Note: Paragraph (b) does not apply to preventive measures set out in s. NR 40.07.
NR 40.04(3)(c) (c) If authorized by a permit issued by the department under this chapter, a person may transport, possess, transfer or introduce a prohibited invasive species for research, public display, or, if the species is not a fish or crayfish, for other purposes specified by the department in the permit.
NR 40.04(3)(d) (d) A legally obtained nonnative wild animal that is a pet may be possessed, transported or transferred without a permit issued by the department under this chapter if obtained prior to and located in the State of Wisconsin on the date the species is listed as prohibited under this section, but may not be introduced. The offspring of pets possessed under this paragraph may not be transferred.
NR 40.04(3)(e) (e) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person who transports, possesses, transfers, or introduces a terrestrial invertebrate or plant disease-causing microorganism that is regulated under a quarantine imposed by DATCP under s. 94.01, Stats., or a United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service quarantine area declared under 7 USC section 7714 or 7715 if any of the following apply:
NR 40.04(3)(e)1. 1. The person is in compliance with a DATCP-USDA APHIS compliance agreement applicable to the terrestrial invertebrate or plant disease-causing microorganism.
NR 40.04(3)(e)2. 2. The transport, possession, transfer or introduction takes place entirely within the quarantine applicable to the terrestrial invertebrate or plant disease-causing microorganism.
NR 40.04(3)(f) (f) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person who has a permit issued by DATCP under s. ATCP 21.04 for importation, movement, distribution or release of a pest or biological control agent that is a prohibited invasive species identified or listed under sub. (2).
NR 40.04(3)(g) (g) A person may transport, possess or give away a prohibited invasive species for the purpose of identification or disposal without a permit issued by the department under this chapter, if the person reports the location of origin of the prohibited invasive species to the department and no individual specimens or propagules are allowed to escape or be introduced. Reports shall be submitted within 30 days of the person taking possession and shall include contact and property owner information, type and detailed location of the species, the purpose for transporting, possessing or giving away the invasive species, and the final disposition of the invasive species. This paragraph does not apply to terrestrial and aquatic vertebrates or fish species.
NR 40.04 Note Note: Paragraph (g) does not apply to transport of identified carriers of invasive species as described in s. NR 40.07 (5) (a).
NR 40.04 Note Note: Reports for invasive species may be sent to:
NR 40.04 Note Attn: Statewide Invasive Species Coordinator, SS/7
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
NR 40.04 Note Note: Reports may also be sent by email to
NR 40.04(3)(h) (h) Paragraph (a) does not apply to any of the following:
NR 40.04(3)(h)1. 1. A person who holds a scientific collector permit for the invasive species under s. 29.614, Stats.
NR 40.04(3)(h)2. 2. A person who, while lawfully fishing, inadvertently catches a fish invasive species.
NR 40.04(3)(h)3. 3. Employees or duly authorized agents of the department in the performance of their official duties.
NR 40.04 Note Note: Section NR 20.20 (73) (c) 1. sets a bag limit of 0 for nonindigenous detrimental fish, but allows one such fish to be taken by hook and line if it is killed immediately and delivered immediately to a department service center or regional office. All nonindigenous fish species are declared under s. NR 20.38 (6) to be detrimental fish if the fish were imported without a permit in violation of s. 29.735, Stats., or are found in any water where their presence is not specifically permitted by the department.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.