Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species heading

Welcome to the Intermountain Region's Aquatic Invasive Species web site, a portal to information and related management and research activities across the Region.

The goal of the US Forest Service invasive species program is to reduce, minimize, or eliminate the potential for introduction, establishment, spread, and impact of invasive species across all landscapes and ownership.

list item2014 Fire Operations Guidelines for Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species - This guide gives recommendations to minimize the spread of aquatic invasive species during fire management activities.

list item2013 Distribution of Aquatic Invasive Species in the Intermountain Region - A geo database of current distribution data for several species. Downloadable for making fine-scale maps in your area.

list itemUseful Aquatic Invasive Species Literature

list itemHazard Analysis and Designing a Step-by-Step Invasives Prevention Process - United States Fish and Wildlife Service's HACCP planning tool and wizard for organizing step-by-step procedures to prevent he spread of aquatic invasives. Also, some examples of HACCP plans used by Utah Division of Wildlife.

list itemOther Decontamination Protocols - Waders/Vehicles/Watercraft


Photo of a lady with quagga on her sunglasses. Quagga mussel sunglasses at Lake Mead, 2009.
[Credit: Clean Lakes INC.]