Aquatic Invasive Species
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.
2013 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.
2013 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.
Useful Aquatic Invasive Species Literature
Hazard 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.
Other Decontamination Protocols - Waders/Vehicles/Watercraft
Quagga mussel sunglasses at Lake Mead, 2009.
[Credit: Clean Lakes INC.]