Science activity 2743

Aquatic Invasive Species Program (CDFW)

Description / purpose

The Aquatic Invasive Species Program is involved in efforts to prevent the introduction of these species into the state, detect and respond to introductions when they occur, and prevent the spread of invasive species that have become established. Our projects address problems with introduced animals and plants, both terrestrial and aquatic. More fundamentally, we try to identify and address the ways by which the species are introduced, typically inadvertently, by human activities. Studies show that preventing introductions is the most effective and cost-efficient way to manage invasive species. The program conducts work in coordination with other government agencies and non-governmental organizations. The seven state agencies with lead AIS responsibilities are the California Department of Fish & Game (DFG), the California Department of Food and Agriculture (DFA), the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), the California State Lands Commission (SLC), the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and nine regional water quality control boards (RQWCBs) It appears CDFW currently focuses on Quagga/Zebra Mussels, New Zealand Mudsnail, Channeled Apple Snail, Didymosphenia, Hydrilla, and water milfoil.

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Link California Aquatic Invasives CDFW Website W's information page providing information on miss 12 views

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