Science activity 2766

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Program

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The overarching AIS goal is that "Risks of aquatic invasive species invasions are substantially reduced, and their economic, ecological, and human health impacts are minimized.” This goal is addressed through a series of performance and workload measures. The AIS Program provides funding for Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinators for each Region within the Service and their respective aquatic nuisance species activities. These coordinators work closely with the public and private sector to develop and implement invasive species projects. One of the primary initiatives of the program is the prevention of invasive species via boats through the "100th Meridian Initiative" (overseen by individual AIS regional coordinators). This initiative aims to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by boats personal watercraft and other pathways. Through boat inspections and boaters assessments along the 100th meridian, partners can learn how to prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other AIS via transport of boats and personal watercraft.

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Data USGS Online AIS Sighting Report Tool (NAS Database) eb-form allows users to submit biologic, geographi 7 views
Link USFWS Aquatic Invasive Species website AIS Program provides funding for Aquatic Invasive 7 views
Link The Fisheries Strategic Plan Fisheries Strategic Plan was developed with help 7 views

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