Abstract: Risk-based prioritization for early detection monitoring is of utmost importance to prevent and mitigate invasive species impacts and is especially needed for large ecosystems where management resources are not sufficient to survey all locations susceptible to invasion.
This document details the method used to develop the Great Lakes Surveillance Framework Watch List.
To address the risks posed by invasive species, New York has developed an Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan (ISCMP), to encompass all current and future invasive species taxa and the suite of ecosystem types (e.g., terrestrial, freshwater, and marine) found across the State. The ISCMP was designed to highlight the great work that has already done by promoting existing programs and methods that have been successful, while identifying structures and processes to help guide invasive species management into the future.
The Rapid Response Framework for Invasive Species is designed to provide resource managers with a defined response system and list of procedures that can be initiated upon discovery of a new invasive species infestation. The goal of this policy is to promote timely decision-making and communication in the event of a new invasive species infestation while limiting authority conflicts and duplication of effort.
This risk assessment report was conducted to define the priority pathways through which aquatic plant species may move throughout the Great Lakes region and identify gaps in knowledge, management, compliance and law enforcement, and education for these pathways. The results of this risk assessment are intended to guide future activities that may reduce the risk of introduction of aquatic plants into waterways across the Great Lakes region.
This action-based, strategic plan updates the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's "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.
The key elements of the Lake Ontario LaMP's Binational Biodiversity Conservation Strategy are: 1) the integration of action priorities into existing programs and place-based planning activities especially within key watersheds, an activity best done by local governments and organizations and; 2) regional coordination of lakewide scale biodiversity monitoring and restoration activities. This LaMP implementation strategy lists the key recommendations provided in The Beautiful Lake report to be formally adopted by the LaMP.
The NY State Wildlife Action Plan identifies species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) in New York, identifies problems they face, and outlines actions need to conserve them. This plan serves as an update to the 2005 plan.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.