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U.S. Regional Management Plans

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

Regional Resources:

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

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - Management Plan (2009)
DOC. NOAA. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
The Final Management Plan (FMP) contains information about the Sanctuary's environment, staffing and administration, regulations and boundary, operational and programmatic costs, priority management issues and the actions proposed to address them, and performance measures. (The FMP is Volume I of a two-volume set. Volume II is the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Volume II of II: FEIS 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 Program. Federal Leadership in Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration.
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)
DOD. Legacy Resource Management Program.
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 | 7.7 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.


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 | 1.3 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

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was launched in 2010 to accelerate efforts to protect and restore the largest system of fresh surface water in the world — the Great Lakes. The GLRI Action Plan II (Sep 2014; PDF | 1.27 MB) lays out steps that federal agencies will take during the next five years to protect water quality, control invasive species and restore habitat in the largest surface fresh water system in the world.

Lakewide Action and Management Plans for the Great Lakes
Environmental Protection Agency.
Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP)s are plans of action to assess, restore, protect and monitor the ecosystem health of each Great Lake and its connecting river system. It coordinates the work of all the government and non-government partners working to improve the lake's ecosystem. A public consultation process ensures that the LAMP is addressing the public's concerns.

Lake Superior Binational Program
EPA. Great Lakes. Lake Superior.
Canada and the U.S. have developed A Binational Program to Restore and Protect the Lake Superior Basin. This program has focused on the entire ecosystem of Lake Superior, its air, land, water and human and wildlife. The Lake Superior Binational Program has finalized the Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan (Jan 2014; PDF | 1.5 MB) to address the threat of invasive species in the lake.

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
See also: Publications - Model Management Plans and Guidance for more resources

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.

High Plains

High Plains Integrated Pest Management Wiki
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. BugwoodWiki.
This guide is intended to provide current effective management options for insect and other arthropod pests, for weeds, and for plant pathogens affecting all major field crops grown in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, and Western Nebraska. Chemical and non-chemical control practices, when available, are described in detail for individual pests and pathogens. These practices include cultural and biological control options, and host plant resistance.

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 (2017)
Lake Champlain Basin Program.
Special Note: See Goal II: Healthy Ecosystem - Aquatic Invasive Species

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Region Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan, California and Nevada (2009; PDF | 3.49 MB)
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.


Aquatic Invasive Species of the Mid-Atlantic - State 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.


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.


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

Pacific Northwest

Pacific Northwest Plant Disease Management Handbook (2016)
Oregon State University. Extension Service.
A comprehensive guide to plant disease management in the Pacific Northwest. Includes materials and tactics suitable for organic production and homeowner use as well as for commercial production. Contains an alphabetical listing, by host plant, of diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and recommended cultural and chemical controls. Fully indexed. Updated biannually (March and August); applicable for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Pacific Northwest Insect Management Handbook (2016)
Oregon State University. Extension Service.
This handbook is intended as a tool for making decisions regarding the control and management of important insect pests in the Pacific Northwest. Originally, it was written for commercial growers, county extension agents, consultants, field and nursery staff, and chemical industry representatives. In recent years we have added sections that are useful to Master Gardeners and homeowners. This handbook is revised and reissued annually; applicable for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook (2016)
Oregon State University. Extension Service.
This handbook is designed as a quick and ready reference for weed control practices and herbicides used in various cropping systems or sites in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. This handbook will be useful to Extension agents, company field representatives, commercial spray applicators and consultants, herbicide dealers, teachers, and producers. This handbook is updated quarterly; applicable for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Preventing and Managing Invasive Plants - Record of Decision (Oct 2005; PDF | 863 KB)
USDA. FS. Pacific Northwest Region.

Redwood National and State Parks

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

South Florida and Caribbean

South Florida and Caribbean Parks Exotic Plant Management Plan
DOI. National Park Service.




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