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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.

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.

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

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) - Pesticide Applications
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 Information System (APIS) - Control Options
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory.
The information, contained within the control section, provides summary and detailed information on some of the available management techniques (chemical, biological, and mechanical) for each plant species in APIS.

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.

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

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

Identifying and Managing Aquatic Invasive Species (Aug 25, 2010)
Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.
Recorded webinar and materials which provides pictures and descriptions of common aquatic invasive species in Pennsylvania along with prevention and control strategies.

Plant Management in Florida Waters
University of Florida. IFAS. Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants.
Comprehensive site why and how aquatic plants are managed in Florida waters. These five sections (why manage plants; overview of Florida waters, control methods, developing management plans, and research and outreach) will guide you through the many factors considered by Fish and Wildlife Conservation commission (FWC) biologists when developing aquatic plant management plans for Florida waters. Our priority is to manage invasive plants while also conserving and enhancing our unique aquatic habitats and wildlife communities.

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

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Aquatic Animals

Sea Lamprey Control in the Great Lakes: A Remarkable Success!
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.

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

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