U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its federal partners are developing Action Plan III, which will outline priorities and goals for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action (GLRI) for fiscal years 2020-2024.
The first Action Plan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative identified goals, objectives, measurable ecological targets, and specific actions for five focus areas for work in the Great Lakes. The Action Plan was used by federal agencies in the development of the federal budget for Great Lakes restoration in fiscal years 2011-2014. As such, it served as guidance for collaborative restoration work with participants to advance restoration. The Action Plan also helped advance the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement with Canada.
The GLRI Phragmites Decision Support Tool (DST) Mapper is intended to provide resource managers with information to strategically develop effective Phragmites control and invasion prevention programs in the Great Lakes coastal zone (10 km inland from the shoreline). The Mapper consists of three integrated components: A distribution map of large (> 0.2 ha) stands of existing Phragmites. A map of estimated Phragmites habitat suitability based on current environmental conditions.
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.
The Indiana Aquatic Nuisance Species 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.
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.
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 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.
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.