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Interagency Documents

PDFFederal Lands Policy Options for Addressing the Movement of AIS onto and off of Federal Lands
(1426 kb)

ANSTF Organizational Documents

PDFANSTF Organizational Documents (165 kb)
PDFANS Strategic Plan (2013-2017) (891 kb)
PDFANS Task Force Strategic Plan (2007)
PDFAquatic Nuisance Species Program (667 kb)
PDFCharter (2013) (52 kb)
PDFInteragency Agreement (1998) (164 kb)
PDFMemorandum of Understanding (1992) (53 kb)

Reports to Congress

PDF Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Report to Congress (2004) (PDF 2MB) The report describes the statutory mandate and the structure of the ANS Task Force and progress made toward the goals of the ANS Program, as implemented through the ANS Task Force Strategic Plan (2002–2007). It also reports on agency-specific activities prescribed in the Act.  

PDF Intentional Introductions Policy Review (1994) (PDF 3MB) The report, prepared in consultation with State fish and wildlife agencies, other regional, State and local entities, potentially affected industries, identifies and evaluate approaches for reducing the risk of adverse consequences associated with intentional introduction of aquatic organisms.

Management and Control Plans

Other Documents

PDFAdopting a Classroom Animal/Plant Pledge Form

PDFAdopting a Classroom Animal/Plant Pledge Form (Spanish version)

PDFBallast Water Management to Combat Invasive Species (111KB)
Congressional Research Service

pdf iconBallast Water Workshop Report - revised final draft (2014) (1009 KB)
Environemntal Protection Agency

PDFBrown Tree Snake Control Plan (1996) (168 KB)
ANSTF Brown Tree Snake Control Committee

PDFCase Study of the Biological Invasions of the San Francisco Bay & Delta (1995)
Andrew Cohen & James Carlton

PDFClassroom Guidelines for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

PDFClassroom Guidelines for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) (Spanish version)

PDFFederal Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Research Risk Analysis Protocol
Risk Assessment & Management Committee (97 KB)

PDF Generic Nonindigenous Aquatic Organisms Risk Analysis Review Process (1996)
Risk Assessment & Management Committee (866 KB)

PDFGuidance for Science and Engineering Fair Projects
Education and Outreach Working Group of the Gulf and South Atlantic Regional Panel (332 KB)

PDFHarmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States
Office of Technology Assessment, September 1993 (6 MB)

PDFInvasive Lionfish: A Guide to Control and Management
Edited by James A Morris, Jr., NOAA (9 MB)

PDFInvasive Species: Obstacles Hinder Federal Rapid Response to Growing Threat
U.S. General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters, 2001 (1.5 MB)

PDF National Ballast Information Clearinghouse Interim Report (October 2000) (182 KB)
Ruiz, Miller, Everett, Steves, Lion, Whitcraft, Arnwine, Colinetti, Sigala, and Lipski

PDFPathway Definition, Risk Analysis and Risk Prioritization - Training and Implementation Guide 2007
NISC/ANSTF Prevention Committee's Pathways Working Group (2007 Version; 1.4 MB)

PDF Pearl Harbor Case Study, Executive Summary, 1997 (15 KB)
Bishop Museum Technical Report

pdf iconPreventing the Spread of AIS By Recreational Boats - MOdel Legislative Provisions & Guidance to Promote Reciprocity Among State Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Programs (619 KB)

PDFProtocol for Evaluating Research Proposals Concerning Nonindigenous Aquatic Species
ANS Task Force, Research Working Group, 1994 (720 KB)

PDFA Statewide Management Assessment of Invasive Species in Oregon (2010, 3 MB)
Prepared for the Oregon Invasive Species Council by Creative Resource Strategies, LLC Salem, Oregon

PDFSummary of the Injurious Provisions of the Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42; 50 CFR 16)

PDFVoluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species:
Recreational Activities

PDFVoluntary Guidelines to Prevent the Introduction and Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Water Gardening

Outreach Materials

See our Education section


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