Assessment of the Invasion of the Asian Swamp Eel
The Asian swamp eel is an invasive species that was introduced into the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and has persisted for more than 20 years. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area manages, protects, and interprets the biota and landscape of the Chattahoochee River corridor, and the Asian swamp eel is an invasive species that threatens the resources essential to the purposes of the park. The goal of this project is to assess the extent of the invasion and reproduction-emigration potential of this species at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These results could enable NPS managers to better understand the scope of the invasion and plan for future control or eradication measures to conserve the natural resources of the area.