Permit answer

Yes, the vegetation is emergent or floating-leaf.

A permit is likely required. Apply for a permit or contact your regional fisheries office. if you require a paper application permit.


Photo of mechanical control equipment.
Example of mechanical control equipment.

If the vegetation is floating-leaf

You may mechanically maintain a 15 foot wide channel though floating-leaf vegetation extending to open water, without a permit. Any greater removal will require a permit.


If the vegetation is emergent

Any removal of emergent vegetation requires a permit, however a permit of continuing duration to maintain a channel to open water may be obtained, under the following conditions:

  • The channel is no more than 15 feet wide
  • After the first year the channel is maintained mechanically (cutting or pulling)
  • The channel remains in the same location from year to year
  • These permits are not transferable

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