(Please note:  Some of these documents are not currently accessible.  To request a Section 508 compliant copy please contact Susan Pasko, Executive Secretary, Designated Federal Officer)

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Organizational Documents

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Strategic Plans

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Reports to Congress

Aquatic Nuisance Species Laws and Regulations

Aquatic Nuisance Species Interagency Documents

Other Federal Invasive Species Interagency Organizations

State Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans

Interstate Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans:

Regional Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plans:

National Aquatic Nuisance Species Outreach Campaigns

Aquatic Nuisance Species Databases

Prevention Guidance Documents

Developed by the Western Regional Panel, the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force these adopted these protocols in 2021 as recommended procedures for watercraft inspection and decontamination.

Rapid Response Plans

Rapid Response Fund

The Model Process: Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species -  outlines a structure structure
Something temporarily or permanently constructed, built, or placed; and constructed of natural or manufactured parts including, but not limited to, a building, shed, cabin, porch, bridge, walkway, stair steps, sign, landing, platform, dock, rack, fence, telecommunication device, antennae, fish cleaning table, satellite dish/mount, or well head.

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and process for a pilot Rapid Response Fund for Aquatic Invasive Species. It defines circumstances and activities that qualify for funding and addresses eligibility of applicants, application process, evaluation criteria, expectations on desired outcomes, and the relationship of those activities to the National EDRR Framework. 

Research Guidance Documents

Outreach Assessments

Outreach Guidance Documents

National ANS Management and Control Plans

When the ANS Task Force determines that control of an aquatic nuisance species is warranted, recommended actions are organized into a comprehensive management plan that focuses on essential tasks designed to minimize the impact to areas where ANS have already invaded and prevent spread into additional habitats. Species management plans are developed through a cooperative process, with committee members from Federal and State agencies, non-governmental organizations, industry representatives, subject matter experts, and others. The plans also undergo review by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force members and regional panels, with opportunities for public review.

There are currently nine National Aquatic Nuisance Species Management and Control Plans approved by the ANS Task Force: