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100th Meridian Initiative
The 100th Meridian Initiative is a cooperative effort between state, provincial, and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America. "The goals of this Initiative are to 1) prevent the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in the 100th meridian jurisdictions and west; and 2) monitor and control zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species if detected in these areas."
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
The Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds (FICMNEW) was established through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by agency leadership in August 1994. FICMNEW represents an unprecedented formal partnership between 16 federal agencies with direct invasive plant management and regulatory responsibilities spanning across the United States and territories
American Fisheries Society
"The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals."
"INVADERS database is a comprehensive database of exotic plant names and weed distribution records for five states in the northwestern United States."
APIRS Online - Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant bibliographic database of the Centre for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
The APIRS bibliographic database (Copyright 2003 University of Florida) is a free online resource devoted to freshwater aquatic and wetland plants, as well as terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants. The database includes annotated citations for more than 60,000 research articles, books and reports about plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control. Items in many languages dating back to the 18th century are in this inclusive database.
Aquatic Invasions Research Directory (AIRD) - Smithsonian
An Internet-based, searchable database containing information on people, research, technology, policy and management issues relevant to aquatic invasions."
Department of Ecology at Montana State University-Bozeman New Zealand Mudsnail
This site is dedicated to research and management of the exotic New Zealand Mudsnail, Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray) in the western USA (areas west of 100 west longitude). This is a collective effort of Chelsea Cada, Dave Richards, Billie Kerans and Dan Gustafson as well as many other cooperators. This site is hosted from the Department of Ecology at Montana State University-Bozeman. Additions and corrections are welcome from anyone.
NBII National Biological Information Websites
Divided by issue and by geography, on their invasive page you will find links for several tools for identifying invasive species, such as : Innovative on-line identification guides, invasive mapping links and soon a method to easily report invasives.
The Northern Rockies Information Node recently was reborn as the mountain prairie Mountain Prairie Information Node (MPIN) to better reflect the diversity of the region's ecosystems. Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas.
The Southwest Information Node (SWIN) includes Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah
Aquatic Nuisance Taskforce
An intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species, and implementing the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) of 1990. The various NANPCA mandates were expanded later with the passage of the National Invasive Species Act (NISA) in 1996.
"Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!," the national Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force program designed to raise public awareness about aquatic invasive species
National Wildlife Refuge Association
"NWRA has been the only organization dedicated exclusively to protecting, enhancing and expanding the National Wildlife Refuge System, lands and waters set aside by the american people to protect our country's diverse wildlife heritage.
Invasivespeciesinfo.gov is the gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species. On this site you can learn about the impacts of invasive species and the Federal government's response, as well as read select species profiles and find links to agencies and organizations dealing with invasive species issues. Invasivespecies.gov is also the web site for the National Invasive Species Council, which coordinates Federal responses to the problem.