Aquatic Invasive Species
The Services Fisheries Program provides leadership in preventing, eradicating, and controlling invasive species through its Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) coordinators.
The coordinators work closely with the public and private sector to develop and implement ways to control or eradicate invasive species.
Invasive species in the Southwest are potentially damaging to the environment, businesses, and recreation. These include giant salvinia, New Zealand mudsnail, zebra mussel, and brown tree snake.
The AIS coordinators strive to increase awareness of invasive species through education, coordinating management activities with other federal and state agencies, and private entities.
An informed public is key to preventing the spread of unwanted organisims. Prevention is less costly than eradication.
Southwest Region AIS Coordinator
David K. Britton