The Department of Natural Resources spent about $8.5 million on aquatic invasive species (AIS) programs in 2013. Here’s a breakdown: -Enforcement – $1,780,000 -Inspections  – $2,200,000 -Inspection equipment  – $270,000 -Public awareness and prevention grants  – $300,000 -AIS management – $1,092,000 -Statewide coordination and field operations – $2,200,000 -Asian Carp planning and monitoring – $93,000 Read more