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Invasive Aquatic Plants
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Invasive aquatic species clog waterways and are a concern for water managers. Once established, invasive aquatic species impact local ecosystems, recreation, and impede travel. As part of the USGS effort to empower our partners (Interior, Federal and State agencies), the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database team has botanists focused on providing data and information on invasive aquatic plants through the NAS database. They reached out to States and are working with regional panels of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force to prioritize the species list.
More information about NOROCK projects is available from the links below.
- Western Waters Invasive Species and Disease Research Program
- An investigation of aquatic invasive species in pristine sites in the Greater Yellowstone Area
More information about ASC projects is available from the links below.
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