In 1992, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, established the Invading Species Awareness Program in order to address the increasing threats posed by invasive species in Ontario. Our objectives are to generate education and awareness of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, address key pathways contributing to introductions and/or spread, and facilitate monitoring and early detection initiatives for invasive species found within Ontario.
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species coordinates education, research, management and policy efforts to prevent new AIS from entering the basin and to control and mitigate those AIS populations already established. The Great Lakes Panel is one of six regional panels that report to the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, which coordinates AIS efforts on a federal level.
The Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force was established by Congress with the passage of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) in 1990 and reauthorized with the passage of the National Invasive Species Act (NISA) in 1996. Co-chaired by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ANS Task Force works in conjunction with Regional ANS Panels and issue-specific committees to coordinate efforts among Federal and State agencies as well as efforts of the private sector and other North American interests.
Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) proactively established an agency-wide Invasive Species Team to develop and implement the DCNR Invasive Species Management Plan. The plan, based on results of two surveys administered to DCNR land managers and program staff (2004 and 2010), provides broad strategies and recommendations for invasive species prevention, survey and detection, and control. It also addresses appropriate habitat restoration, staff training and public outreach and education.
The actions recommended in this State Management Plan (SMP) are designed to be effective in preventing both the entry of new organisms into Ohio waters and the transfer and spread of organisms among and within water bodies in the state. This SMP also aims to minimize the impacts of invasive species on the environment, economy, and society and to protect and maintain biodiversity, industry, and recreational opportunities.
This action-based, strategic plan updates the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYDEC) "Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Management Plan," which was written in 1993. A draft version of the plan was released for public comment from October 29 - December 15, 2014. The final plan includes a summary of the nearly 300 comments received during the public review process. The plan includes more than 50 actions designed to address prevention, detection, and response to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS).
Minnesota Statutes require the Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources to establish statewide coordinating programs for invasive species. The statutes also require them to prepare this statewide invasive species management plan to coordinate the aspects of invasive species activities in Minnesota. The Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC) took a lead role to develop this plan which can be implemented by MISAC member organizations and other entities in the state.
The Indiana Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Management Plan identifies feasible, cost-effective management practices and measures to be taken on by state and local programs to prevent and control ANS infestations in a manner that is environmentally sound.
This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the dispersal of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and minimize the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters.