An invasive species is one that is not native and whose introduction causes harm, or is likely to cause harm to Michigan's economy, environment, or human health.
To combat the impacts of invasive plants, pests and diseases, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation created and supports the Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (BISEH) within the Division of Lands and Forests. The Bureau works across the state by providing expertise, assistance and action where invasive plants, pests and diseases are a threat to the environment. BISEH collaborates with numerous stakeholders including State and Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry, and Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management.
Building Consensus in the West is an initiative of the Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species. The goal of the WRP initiative is to develop a multi-state vision for watercraft inspection and decontamination (WID) programs. The National Sea Grant Law Center is an active participant in this initiative, providing legal research support and leading efforts to develop model legislation and regulations for WID Programs.
Habits, Attitude, and Habitat—together they comprise HabitattitudeTM. This educational campaign with the uncommon name addresses common concerns of private enterprise, state and federal natural resource agencies, and responsible pet owners: protecting our environment from the impacts of invasive species. HabitattitudeTM seeks to inspire and empower people to explore the connection between responsible pet ownership and environmental stewardship.
The goals of this initiative are to:
This program connects recreational boaters and anglers to simple steps that can be taken to prevent the spread of aquatic invaders in Illinois.
This program connects pet owners and gardeners to simple steps that can be taken to help protect natural areas of Illinois from the harmful effects of aquatic invaders available in the marketplace.
With the growing concern over the spread of aquatic invasive species to Wisconsin’s inland lakes, many lake association members and other concerned citizens are looking for ways to get involved. The Clean Boats, Clean Waters watercraft inspection program is an opportunity to take a front line defense against the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission seeks to educate the public on how to stop the spread of AIS and enforce regulations on aquatic species banned in Pennsylvania.