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Control Mechanisms

Outlines biological, chemical, and mechanical control methods for invasive aquatic species. See Manager's Tool Kit - Control Mechanisms for general resources and other species.

Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS)
DOD. USACE. Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study.
Update Oct 5, 2012 - GLMRIS MAP-21 90-Day Interim Report Released to Congress. The 90 Day Interim Report outlines anticipated milestones, required resources and a plan for the completion of the GLMRIS Report, which will evaluate a range of options and technologies to prevent the transfer of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins by aquatic pathways.
Update Apr 18, 2012 - GLMRIS Releases final ANS Control Paper based on public input following a 60-day public comment period after the initial paper was released in Dec 2011. GLMRIS explores options and technologies available, collectively known as aquatic nuisance species (ANS) controls, that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways. USACE issued a paper that identifies available options or technologies that may be effective for preventing ANS. See ANS Control Paper for more information. See Stay Involved to learn how to participate in GLMRIS.

Aquatic Species

Aquatic Nuisance Species Handbook for Government Officials (Michigan) (Jul 1999; PDF | 3.8 MB)
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Great Lakes.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force: Strategic Plan (2007 - 2012) (Mar 2007; PDF | 286 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Control Methods
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.

Great Ships Initiative
Northeast Midwest Institute.

Guidance for State and Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans (PDF | 181 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

NPDES Pesticides
Environmental Protection Agency.

Identification Tool for Weevil Biological Control Agents of Aquatic and Terrestrial Weeds in the United States and Canada
Florida A&M University. Center for Biological Control.
The tool utilizes Lucid 3.3 software and comprises an interactive key for identification and verification based on detailed species information with 140 images, and covering 38 beneficial weevil species (36 exotic and 2 endemic in the U.S.) in 28 genera in Canada and the U.S.

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Aquatic Plants

Aquatic Plant Management
Washington Department of Ecology.

Biology and Control of Aquatic Plants: A Best Management Practices Handbook (2009)
Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation.
This second edition has been specifically designed with water resource managers, water management associations, homeowners and customers and operators of aquatic plant management companies and districts in mind. Our goal in preparing this handbook is to provide basic, scientifically sound information to assist decision makers with their water management questions.

Biological Control of Invasive Aquatic Plants
University of Florida. IFAS. Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System.

Control Methods
DOD. USACE. Jacksonville District. Invasive Species Management Branch.

Control Options (Biocontrol, Chemical, Mechanical) - The Aquatic Plant Information System (APIS)
DOD. USACE. Environmental Laboratory. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program.

Insects and Other Arthropods That Feed on Aquatic and Wetlands Plants (Oct 2002; PDF | 4.03 MB)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Plant Management in Florida Waters
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.

Identifying and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species
Penn State University. College of Agriculural Sciences. Cooperative Extension.
Recorded webinar and materials which provides pictures and descriptions of common aquatic invasive species in Pennsylvania along with prevention and control strategies.

"Super Suckers" Slurp Invasive Algae Off Reefs (Jul 2007)
National Geographic.

Wetland Invasive Species and Biocontrol Program
Wisconsin Wetland Association.

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Aquatic Animals

How Are Sea Lampreys Controlled?
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

Integrated Management Techniques to Control Nonnative Fishes (Dec 2003)
DOI. USGS. Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center.

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