Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach
The Pacific Southwest Region Aquatic Invasive Species Program provides general invasive species materials and information at festivals, fishing derbies, boating shows, sportsmen shows, and other events. The program also provides outreach materials involving invasive plants and animals.
The AIS program will be providing information at these Upcoming Events:
Aquatic Invasive Species National Campaigns
The AIS program supports national campaigns such as Habitatitude, the 100th Meridian Initiative, and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers.
Stop Aquatic Hitchikers
100th Meridian Initiative
The 100th Meridian Initiative is a cooperative effort between local, state, provincial, regional and federal agencies to prevent the westward spread of zebra/quagga mussels and other aquatic nuisance species in North America. The lastest version of the Zap the Zebra brochure can be found at the 100th Meridan website.
Habitattitude is about consumer awareness and responsible behaviors. By drawing attention to the potential environmental ramifications of the aquarium and water garden hobbies while promoting responsible consumer behaviors. The Habitatitude campaign avoids the definition debate surrounding "invasive species". Ultimately, the campaign seeks to eliminate the transfer and survival of any species outside of your enclosed, artificial system, which has the potential to cause the loss or decline of native plants and animals.