A Decision-making Guide for Invasive Species
Program Managers (May 2011)
Continental Dialogue on Non-native Forest Insects & Diseases.
This guide was prepared to assist senior level program
managers and policy makers in establishing priorities
and making choices for invasive species management programs.
While recognizing the critical and primary importance
of prevention programs, the focus of the guide is the
management of invasive species once they have arrived,
which is an uncomfortable, but increasingly familiar
role for many program managers and policy makers.
Bioinvasions in a Changing World: A Resource on Invasive Species-Climate Change Interactions for Conservation and Natural Resource Management
Prepared for: The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) and The National Invasive Species Council (NISC)
Prepared by: The Ad Hoc Working Group on Invasive Species and Climate Change
BLM's Proposed Landscape Approach for Managing Public
Bureau of Land Management.
Global climate change and other widespread environmental influences are
affecting western landscapes. Such changes are not only of particular concern
to BLM stakeholders, but
such changes are also of concern for lands managed by the BLM.
In response, BLM initiated "Rapid
Ecoregional Assessments (REAs)" to improve the understanding of the
existing condition of these landscapes, and how conditions may be altered by
ongoing environmental changes and land use demands. REAs examine ecological values,
conditions, and trends within ecoregions, which are large, connected areas that
have similar environmental characteristics.
A "one-stop" online, public library, created
and maintained by The Nature Conservancy in partnership
with other conservation organizations. The library
makes conservation tools, techniques, and experience
available to a broad community of conservation practitioners.
This site is intended to foster learning and collaboration,
and provide information and support to anyone making
conservation-related decisions, from the staff of
conservation organizations to land managers at government
agencies to local land trusts to private landowners.
Experiences, Case Studies, and Assessments
Convention on Biological Diversity.
Provides sources of information on experiences with invasive
alien species, including case studies and assessments;
includes U.S. and International resources.
Galveston Bay Invasive Species Risk Assessment Project
Galveston Bay Estuary Program (Texas).
The Galveston Bay Estuary Program funded a risk assessment of invasive species of the Lower Galveston Bay Watershed in 2004-2005.
Guidelines and Toolkits
Global Invasive Species Programme.
the Invasion: State Tools for Invasive Species Management (Aug
Environmental Law Institute.
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
and Critical Control Points (HACCP) - Managing Natural
Hazard Analysis and Critical Point Planning for Natural
Tools to find blank forms to use, and
a manual to help guide you through the creation process.
Also see HACCP Training Slides - Planning to Prevent
the Spread of Invasive Species (PDF | 16.6 MB)
Invasive Species: General Decision Process for Managing Invasive Plant Species in
Garry Oak (British Columbia, Canada) and Associated Ecosystems
Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team.
Species Impact and Prevention/Early Action Assessment
Tool (2009; PDF | 82 KB)
Identification of Risks and Management of Invasive Alien Species using the IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention) Framework
Washington Invasive Species Council.
Proceedings of a workshop in Braunschweig, Germany held Sep 22-26, 2003
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Note: See Section 4 - Pest risk analysis, including analysis of environmental risk
Alien Species - A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management
Practices (2001; PDF | 1.62 MB)
On behalf of the Global Invasive Species Programme
IPM Impact Assessment for the IPM CRSP
Integrated Pest Management
Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP).
Modeling software for climate change and invasive species -- CLIMEX
Hearne Scientific Software.
CLIMEX enables you to assess the risk of a pest establishing in a new location and the potential success or failure of a biological control agent with no knowledge of the species, except for knowing the current locations they do occur.
Pest Risk Analysis
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
Risk Analysis for the EPPO region (48 European and Mediterranean countries) which deals with agricultural, economic or environmental impacts. It can be used for every organisms and can be both species or pathway initiated. It is the regional tool adapted from ISPM 11 which is already used by countries.
Purdue University. Cooperative
Agricultural Pest Survey Program.
Aquarium, and Terrarium Species: Best Practices for
Addressing Risks to Biodiversity (2010; PDF | 874 KB)
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
CBD Technical Series No. 48
This report is largely based on the 2008 Expert
Workshop on Preventing Biological Invasions: Best Practices in Pre-Import Risk
Screening for Species of Live Animals in International Trade (University
of Notre Dame, Indiana, Apr 9-11, 2008), summarized in the report Best
Practices in Pre-Import Risk Screening for Species of Live Animals in International
Trade (2009; PDF | 2.01 MB), but contains additional information beyond what
was covered in the workshop.
Health Environmental Assessments
Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Provides plant protection and quarantine environmental documents for various
Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment and the Relative
Western Washington University. Institute of Environmental Toxicology.
Methodology to Assess the Risks from Non-native Species
Considered Possible Problems to the Environment -
Executive Summary (2005; PDF | 15)
United Kingdom Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Wildlife and Countryside.
In response to a key recommendation from the Defra Review of Non-Native Species Policy, Defra funded a one-year project starting in January 2004 to develop a scheme for assessing the risks posed by any non-native organism to species, habitats or ecosystems in all or part of the UK.
Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center
The mission of the Eastern Forest Environmental
Threat Assessment Center is to generate, integrate, and
apply knowledge to predict, detect, and assess environmental
threats to public and private forests of the east, and
to deliver this knowledge to managers in ways that are
timely, useful, and user friendly.