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Describes research, methodology, and results from the monitoring of current invasive aquatic species problems. See Manager's Tool Kit - Monitoring for general resources and other species.

Aquatic Species

Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Training Manual and AIS Monitoring Forms
University of Wisconsin. Extension Lakes Program. Citizen Lake Monitoring Network.

(Aquatic) Invasive Species Mapping in Michigan
Great Lakes Information Network.

Aquatic Invasive Species Smart Prevention / Press Release -- Where the Invasive Things Are -- and Where They Could Be (Mar 9, 2010)
University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Researchers at the Center for Limnology have launched a new Web site, Aquatic Invasive Species Smart Prevention, to help assess the threat of aquatic invasive species in Wisconsin's lakes. The researchers partnered with the UW-Madison Applied Population Lab to develop an interactive Web site displaying a map of Wisconsin with more than 12,000 lakes color-coded to reflect their environmental suitability for zebra mussels, and are in the process of expanding the site with maps for additional species.

Broad-Scale Non-Indigenous Species Monitoring along the West Coast in National Marine Sanctuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserves
DOC. NOAA. National Marine Sanctuaries.
Report to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Detecting and Monitoring of Aquatic Nuisance Species
DOI. FWS. Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.

Introduced Aquatic Species in the Marine and Estuarine Waters of California (Dec 2008; PDF | 1.2 MB)
Multi-Agency Rocky Intertidal Network.

Invasive Species Watch Program
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (Canada).

Lower Columbia River Aquatic Non-Indigenous Species (ANS) Survey 2001-2004: Final Technical Report (Oct 2004; PDF | 1.4 MB)
Portland State University. Center for Lakes and Reservoirs.

Marine Invader Tracking Information System (MITIS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sea Grant Center for Coastal Resources.

Marine Invasive Species Program
California Department of Fish and Game. Office of Spill Prevention and Response.

Michigan Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program
Michigan Cooperative Monitoring Program.

Monitoring Protocol for Marine Invasive Species in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Aquatic Invasive Species Program.

NAS Alert System and Protocols for Monitoring Aquatic Nuisance Species
DOI. USGS. Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species.
The USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program has launched an alert system that allows users to register to receive e-mails of new aquatic introductions in the United States. Users can sign up for "State Watches", "Group Watches" and/or "Species Watches". Detailed explanations of each of these can be found on the registration page. The system also allows users who are not registered to review and query archives of alerts that are sent.

Non-Native Species in Our Nation's Estuaries: A Framework for an Invasion Monitoring Program (2002; PDF | 877 KB)
DOC. NOAA. Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
National Estuarine Research Reserve Technical Report Series 2002:1.
Report summarizes the results of a workshop held Jan 14-18, 2002 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.

Aquatic Invasive Species
Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership.

Project (RED): Riverine Early Detectors
River Alliance of Wisconsin.
Project RED provides tools and training for volunteers to monitor their rivers for 15 species of concern. The project is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the National Institute for Invasive Species Science and the River Alliance of Wisconsin.

Volunteer Diver Monitoring
Northeast Marine Introduced Species.

Volunteer Monitor: National Newsletter of Volunteer Watershed Monitoring -- Aquatic Invasive Species (Spring 2009; PDF | 1.1 MB)
Amazon Simple Storage Services.
Produced by: EPA. Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds (last published Spring 2010)

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Aquatic Plants

A Survey of the Invasive Aquatic and Riparian Plants of the Lower Rio Grande (Apr 2005; PDF | 1.42 MB)
DOD. USACE. Engineer Research and Development Center. Environmental Laboratory. Aquatic Plant Control Research Program.

Alaska Aquatic Plant Survey Report (Oct 2005; PDF | 745 KB)
Portland State University. Center for Lakes and Reservoirs.
Prepared for DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Aquatic Plant Monitoring
Washington State. Department of Ecology.

Coastal Lakes Aquatic Plant Survey Report (Jan 2004; PDF | 1.46 MB)
Portland State University. Center for Lakes and Reservoirs.
Prepared for USDA. Forest Service.

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.

Invasive Aquatic Plant Program
Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

Invasives Program Background
Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.
Includes: Maine Lakes Report; VLMP's Annual Report, and summarizes annual Maine lake data with an overview of lake water quality and invasive aquatic plants.

Survey Giant Salvinia with Remote Sensing? (May 6, 2002)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Virginia Phragmites Mapping and Removal
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Coastal Zone Management.

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Aquatic Animals

2012 Monitoring and Rapid Response Plan -- Monitoring and Rapid Response Plan for Asian Carp in the Upper Illinois River and Chicago Area Waterway System (May 2012)
Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. Monitoring and Rapid Response Workgroup.

Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program: Lake Champlain Zebra Mussel Monitoring Program
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Environmental Conservation. Watershed Management Division.

Pennsylvania Zebra and Quagga Mussel Monitoring Network
Pennsylvania Sea Grant.

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