Early Detection and Rapid Response
Provides general resources for detection methods for invasive species and coordinated responses to these threats. Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a coordinated set of actions to find and eradicate new and emerging invasive species in a specific location before they can spread and cause harm. It is one of the most cost-effective and ecologically viable methods for controlling invasive species and is well worth the effort to protect natural and agricultural resources. Early interventions are more likely to be successful, while long-term management typically have higher association costs.
- EDRR Framework - Resource Search
- Identification - provides resources to help identify invasive speces
- Reporting - provides resources how to report possible invasive species
- Invasive Species not Established in the U.S. - provides examples of why we must increase our efforts in early detection and rapid response and to prevent new introductions
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this subject, organized by source.