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U.S. Regional Management Plans

Contains invasive species management plans for regions in the U.S. For additional resources, see:

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Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (reserve area off the Pacific coast of the U.S., near California)

2009 Final Management Plan and Final Rule (Regulations) & 2008 (Final Environmental Impact Statement) / Press Release - NOAA Releases Plans for Managing and Protecting Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (Jan 16, 2009)
DOC. NOAA. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Volume II of II: Final Environmental Impact Statement, includes regulations on introduced species.

Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Common Reed (Phragmites australis) in the Chesapeake Bay: A Draft Bay-wide Management Plan (Oct 2003; PDF | 563 KB)
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Prepared by: The Chesapeake Bay Phragmites australis Working Group

New Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Launches Major Initiatives and Holds Government Accountable for Progress (May 12, 2010)
Chesapeake Bay Executive Order.
The Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed focuses on protecting and restoring the environment in communities throughout the 64,000-square-mile watershed and in its thousands of streams, creeks and rivers. The strategy includes using rigorous regulations to restore clean water, implementing new conservation practices on 4 million acres of farms, conserving 2 million acres of undeveloped land and rebuilding oysters in 20 tributaries of the bay.

Invasive Species Management at DoD Facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Identification, Control, and Restoration (Nov 2007; PDF | 7.5 MB)
Global Environment & Technology Foundation. Resource Saver.
Project Number 06-328 through Department of Defense's Legacy Resource Management Program.
The guidebook's first section focuses on identification and management of invasive plants that occur in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Later chapters contain information about invasive species removal and habitat restoration techniques, including discussion of how to minimize impacts on native wildlife while controlling invasive species, how to prevent recurring invasions, how to restore native habitat, and how to use partnerships to achieve goals.

Invasive Species in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, A Workshop to Develop Regional Invasive Species Management Strategies (Aug 2002; PDF | 8.11 MB)
Maryland Sea Grant.
Final Report to the Chesapeake Bay Program, Invasive Species Working Group
Maryland Sea Grant College
May 7-8, 2002
Baltimore, Maryland

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) in the Chesapeake Bay: A Bay-Wide Management Plan (June 2004; PDF | 1.64 MB)
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Prepared by: The Chesapeake Bay Mute Swan Working Group

Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in the Chesapeake Bay
Watershed: A Regional Management Plan (May 2004; PDF | 485 KB)

Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Prepared by: The Regional Lythrum salicaria Working Group

Water Chestnut (Trapa natans) in the Chesapeake Bay
Watershed: A Regional Management Plan (Dec 2003; PDF | 470 KB)

Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Prepared by: The Regional Lythrum salicaria Working Group

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Regional Management Plan - Final Draft (May 2004; PDF | 719 KB)
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.
Prepared by: The Regional Dreissena polymorpha Working Group

Columbia River Basin

Columbia River Basin Team - Zebra Mussels and Other Dreissenid Species (scroll to see response plan and other related documents)
100th Meridian Initiative. Columbia River Basin Team.

Eastern

CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success - A Step-by-step Guide on How to Develop a Cooperative Weed Management Area in the Eastern United States (Updated 2011; PDF | 13.6 MB)
Midwest Invasive Plant Network.

Great Basin

Managing Invasive Noxious Range Weeds in the Great Basin (PDF | 125 KB)
University of Nevada - Reno. Cooperative Extension.

Great Lakes

Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan
Environmental Protection Agency. Great Lakes. Lake Superior.
The Lake Superior Binational Program has developed a draft Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan (Dec 18, 2009; PDF | 780 KB) to address the threat of invasive species in the lake. Comments on the plan are due by Feb 26, 2010.

Great Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy to Restore and Protect the Great Lakes (Dec 12, 2005), includes section on Invasive Species (PDF | 790 KB)
Great Lakes Regional Collaboration.

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan: FY2010 - FY2014 (Feb 21, 2010; PDF | 1.3 MB) / Press Release - Administrator Jackson Unveils Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan (Feb 22, 2010)
Environmental Protection Agency.
This plan 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.

Lake Superior Lakewide Management Plan: Chapter 10: Aquatic Nuisance Species (Apr 2000; PDF | 275 KB)
Lake Superior Binational Program.

Lake Wide Management Plans (LaMPS) - Includes 2006 Updates
Environmental Protection Agency.
A Lakewide Management Plan, or "LaMP", is a plan of action to assess, restore, protect and monitor the ecosystem health of a Great Lake. It is used to coordinate the work of all the government, tribal, and non-government partners working to improve the Lake ecosystem. A public consultation process is used to ensure that the LaMP is addressing the public's concerns.

Legislation, Regulation and Policy for the Prevention and Control of Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species: Model Guidance for Great Lakes Jurisdictions (Jun 1999; PDF | 67 KB)
Great Lakes Commission.
Approved by the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species
Prepared by: Great Lakes Commission

Gulf of Mexico

Aquatic Nuisance Species in the Gulf of Mexico: A Guide for Future Action by the Gulf of Mexico Regional Panel and the Gulf States (2003; PDF | 1.65 MB)
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program.

Lake Champlain Basin

Lake Champlain Basin Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan (New York, Vermont, Quebec, Canada) (2005; PDF | 1.1 MB)
Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Coordinated by: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Approved by Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Apr 28, 2005.

Lake Champlain Management Plan - Opportunities for Action (2010) and Chapter 7: Managing Aquatic Invasive Plants and Animals
Lake Champlain Basin Program.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Region Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, California and Nevada -- Draft (Sep 14, 2009)
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
The public comment period for the Draft AIS Management Plan ended Apr 27, 2009. Staff from multiple agencies have compiling comments for the final draft of the Plan, and comments are noted in the current draft. The Plan has been submitted to the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force for consideration of approval with the endorsement of the Governors of Nevada and California and the TRPA executive director.

Mid-Atlantic

Aquatic Invasive Species of the Mid-Atlantic - Management Plans and Programs
Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species.

Control of Invasive Non-Native Plants: A Guide for Gardeners and Homeowners in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PDF | 121 KB)
Maryland Native Plant Society.

Midwest

Midwest Region ANS Action Plan (Mar 2006; PDF | 258 KB)
Protect Your Waters.
Prepared by: International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Based on the results of ANS Regulations and Enforcement Workshop - Indianapolis, Indiana (Dec 12, 2004)

Black Hills National Forest Invasive Species Action Plan FY 2010-2012 (Jun 2010; PDF | 697 KB)
USDA. US Forest Service.

Missouri River Watershed

Missouri River Watershed Coalition Saltcedar Management Plan (Feb 2007; PDF | 132 KB)
Missouri River Watershed Coalition.

Northeast

Cohesive Approach for Invasive Species Management in the Northeastern U.S. (Mar 2007; PDF | 341 KB)
USDA. Forest Service.

Northeast Region ANS Action Plan (Mar 2006; PDF | 605 KB)
Protect Your Waters.
Prepared by: International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Based on the results of ANS Regulations and Enforcement Workshop - Ocean City, Maryland (Apr 28, 2004) and Atlantic City, New Jersey (Sep 29, 2004)

Pacific Northwest

Noxious Weed Management Plans For National Forests - Pacific Northwest Region R6
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Region.

Noxious Weed Policy & Strategic Plan (Aug 1999)
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Region.

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook (Idaho, Oregon, Washington)
Oregon State University.

Preventing and Managing Invasive Plants - Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (Aug 27, 2004)
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Region.

Redwood National and State Parks

Exotic Plant Management
DOI. NPS. Redwood National and State Parks.

South Florida and Carribean

South Florida and Caribbean Parks Exotic Plant Management Plan (Sep 2006)
DOI. National Park Service.

Southeast

Southeast Region ANS Action Plan (Mar 16, 2006; PDF | 217 KB)
Protect Your Waters.
Prepared by: International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Based on the results of ANS Regulations and Enforcement Workshop - Hilton Head, South Carolina (Oct 30, 2004)

Western

Western Region ANS Action Plan (Mar 2006; PDF | 1.68 MB)
Protect Your Waters.
Prepared by: International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Based on the results of ANS Regulations and Enforcement Workshop - Sun Valley, Idaho (Jul 24, 2006)

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