||Evaluation of the National Invasive Species Act to Support Its Reauthorization. Proceedings Document of the Symposium 'Looking Forward, Looking Back: Assessing Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention and Control'. Held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 15-16, 2001.
||Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.; Environmental Protection Agency, Chicago, IL. Great Lakes National Program Office.
Aquatic plants ;
Species diversity ;
Aquatic weeds ;
Inland waters ;
Great Lakes ;
Water pollution effects ;
Biological weed control ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
The invasion of nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species (ANS) threatens the ecological integrity, biological diversity and economic health of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system and inland waters, causing impacts that are frequently irreversible. Over the past decade, significant resources have been devoted to combat ANS invasions in this region and across the country. The ANS issue has been addressed on a national scale by Congress through the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (NANPCA) and its reathorization as the National Invasive Species Act of 1996 (NISA). While these legislative acts have made progress on ANS prevention and control, there are a number of persistent and complex problems that need to be addressed to effectively continue the battle against ANS invasions into the future.