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Management Plan

Arizona Invasive Species Management Plan Adobe Acrobat PDF

INTRODUCTION

Arizona’s “Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan” was initially started in 2002, but was finally completed in late 2010. This Plan was then formally signed by Governor Jan Brewer in October of 2011 and finally approved by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force on November 3rd, 2011 in Washington D.C. and is now the guiding State document for aquatic invasive species abatement in Arizona.

The goal of this plan is to, “fully implement a coordinated strategy to prevent new, unintended introductions of aquatic invasive species into the lower Colorado River and other State waters; to limit the spread of established populations of aquatic invasive species into un-infested waters of the State; and to abate harmful ecological, economic, social, and public health impacts resulting from further infestations.” Plan recommendations are organized into six categories (Coordination & Implementation; Prevention; Detection & Monitoring; Control & Eradication; Knowledge Dissemination & Research; Public/Policy Maker Information) and have strategic goals and funding capabilities outlined by an “Implementation Table/Matrix”.