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Legislation and Policy

Formally Refereed
Authors: Faith T. Campbell, Hilda Diaz-Soltero, Deborah C. Hayes
Year: 2021
Type: Book Chapter
Station: Washington Office
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45367-1_15
Source: In: Poland, Therese M.; Patel-Weynand, Toral; Finch, Deborah M.; Ford Miniat, Chelcy; Hayes, Deborah C.; Lopez, Vanessa M., eds. Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the United States Forest Sector. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer International Publishing: 321 - 328. Chapter 15.

Abstract

In the United States, biological invaders are managed by all Federal agencies that have responsibility for natural resources, as well as the States, territories, and occasionally regional entities. Federal agencies’ invasive species programs are implemented under the mandates and guidance provided by dozens of laws, which include statutes enacted by the Congress, Executive Orders issued by the President, and regulations adopted by the relevant agencies. Although there are numerous laws implemented by the States or occasionally regional entities, this chapter will focus on Federal legislation and regulations that guide work on all public and private forests, rangelands, and grasslands in the United States. There are three categories of laws: (1) laws to prevent introduction or initial spread; (2) laws for management or control of invasive species; and (3) more generally defined land management laws which serve as an umbrella for invasive species activities.

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Citation

Campbell, Faith T.; Diaz-Soltero, Hilda; Hayes, Deborah C. 2021. Legislation and Policy. 2021. In: Poland, Therese M.; Patel-Weynand, Toral; Finch, Deborah M.; Ford Miniat, Chelcy; Hayes, Deborah C.; Lopez, Vanessa M., eds. Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States: A Comprehensive Science Synthesis for the United States Forest Sector. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer International Publishing: 321 - 328. Chapter 15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45367-1_15.
Citations
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/62013