Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species
Maryland Sea Grant College Program.
Response Planning for Aquatic Invasive Species:
A Maryland Example (Jan 2009; PDF | 11.5 MB) serves as a tool
for states in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond
use in developing their own Rapid Response Plans.
A template version
to tailor the plan to address their specific needs.
This example document is a result of the
state of Maryland's use of the template. The Mid-Atlantic
Panel encourages states in the
Mid-Atlantic and elsewhere to download the template to customize
your State's rapid response and also provides an Aquatic
Invasive Species Sighting Report (PDF | 74 KB) form
for use in your agency.
Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response Initiative
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration.
Endorsed by GLRC Executive Committee on Mar 2, 2007.
Carp Control - Sampling & Monitoring
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee.
Includes 2011 Monitoring and Rapid Response Plan
and Rapid Response Plan for Asian Carp in the Upper
Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System (May
2011) and Rapid Response Actions
and Monitoring of Aquatic Nuisance Species and Rapid Assessment
and Response to New Introductions of Aquatic
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.
Early Detection & Distribution
Mapping System (EDDMapS)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive
Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides distribution data at the State and County level and point locations.
Detection for Aquatic Invaders and How You Can Help Detect New Invasions
Early Detection, Monitoring, and Species Identification
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Aquatic Invasive Species Program.
Implementing Rapid Response to Aqautic Nuisance Species in the Northeast: Key Components of a Successful Program (Jan 2006; PDF | 248 KB)
Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species Panel.
Note: Workshop proceedings -- May 3, 2005,
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Response Plan for Aquatic Nuisance Species
DOI. FWS. Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species.
Prepared for the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species by: California Department of Food and Agriculture, Integrated Pest Control Branch, Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services
Note: Separated into two documents;
table of contents and main document
Overview of EPA Authorities for Natural Resource Managers Developing Aquatic Invasive Species Rapid Response and Management Plans (Dec 2005; PDF | 7.72 MB)
Environmental Protection Agency.
Response Plans (various species; curly-leaved pondweed, Eurasian
milfoil, fanwort, hydrilla, snakehead, variable
milfoil, zebra mussel)
Massachussets Department of Conservation and Recreation. Lakes
& Ponds Program.
Rapid Response Plan for Zebra Mussels In the Columbia River Basin: A Comprehensive Multi-Agency Strategy to Expeditiously Guide Rapid Response Activities - Working Draft (Sep 2006; PDF | 565 KB)
100th Meridian Initiative.
Prepared by: Paul Heimowitz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Stephen Phillips, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission