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Asian longhorned beetleControl Mechanisms
Outlines biological, chemical, and mechanical control methods for invasive species.
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Covers risk assessments, ranking systems, and other decision-making tools.
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Contains invasive species management plans on the national, regional, state and international level.
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Contains invasive species management plans for aquatic species, plants, animals, and microbes.
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Describes guidelines for developing policies, strategies, and other methods of controlling invasive species.

National Invasive Species Management Plan
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Prepared by: National Invasive Species Council

Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (2013)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.
This Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (Framework) prioritizes and guides the prevention, detection, and control of invasive insects, pathogens, plants, wildlife, and fish that threaten our Nation's terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This Framework (Aug 2013) supersedes the agency's 2004 Invasive Species Strategy and Implementation Plan. The Framework responds to a 2010 USDA Office of Inspector General audit of Forest Service invasive species programs by providing a consistent, agency-wide approach to the prevention, detection, and control of invasive species.

Safeguarding the Health and Value of American Agriculture Since 1972: Strategic Plan 2015-2019 (Jan 2015; PDF | 414 KB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

  • Turning Vision into Reality: "As we look to develop a plan for the future, we are committed to doing all we can at APHIS to ensure the health, marketability, and profitability of American agriculture." --Kevin Shea, Administrator, APHIS
  • Mission: "To safeguard the health, welfare and value of American agriculture and natural resources."

Strategic Plan: 2015-2019 (2015; PDF | 275 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
To accomplish its mission, PPQ focuses its work in three areas: safeguarding against the entry and establishment of pests; eradicating and managing those pests that become established; and facilitating the safe export and import of agricultural products. The APHIS plan also identifies various tactics PPQ will take to fulfill the Administrator's commitment to safeguard the health and profitability of American agriculture.

  • Mission: "We safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources against the entry, establishment, and spread of economically and environmentally significant pests, and we facilitate the safe trade of
    agricultural products."
  • Vision: "Healthy plants and safe trade for a strong and prosperous America."

Administrator Jackson Unveils Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan (Feb 22, 2010)
Environmental Protection Agency.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan: FY2010 - FY2014 (Feb 21, 2010; PDF | 1.3 MB) directs aggressive action under five priority "focus areas" the task force has identified as vital for restoring the Great Lakes, which includes combating invasive species. The plan includes efforts to institute a "zero tolerance policy" toward new invasions, including the establishment of self-sustaining populations of invasive species, such as Asian Carp.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (PDF | 891 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.

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