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New Aquatic Nuisance Species Publications
- Subject: New Aquatic Nuisance Species Publications
- From: Matt Doss <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 17:01:54 -0700
- List-Name: GLIN-Announce
- Organization: Great Lakes Commission
For Immediate Release
September 23, 1997
Contact: Matt Doss
New publications focus on aquatic nuisance species research, education
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species has
released four new publications addressing aquatic nuisance species and
their effects on the Great Lakes and other inland and coastal waters.
Inventories are now available listing research and information/education
materials on aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes region. Both
reports also include detailed, panel-approved recommendations for
strengthening regional ANS research and public education efforts.
The panel’s highly popular Biological Invasions brochure has been updated
and reprinted. This full-color publication provides a comprehensive
overview of the ANS issue and is ideal for communicating with both
policymakers and the general public.
In addition, the panel has released its 1996 annual report, which
summarizes panel initiatives as well as the ANS-related activities of
federal, state, and provincial agencies and organizations in the Great
Aquatic nuisance species pose a serious and growing threat to the Great
Lakes Basin ecosystem. Exotic animals and plants, such as the zebra
mussel, ruffe and purple loosestrife, have widespread effects on native
species as well as documented economic impacts.
According to Panel Chair Mark Coscarelli of Michigan’s Department of
Environmental Quality, Great Lakes jurisdictions have been at the
forefront of efforts to control aquatic nuisance species and minimize
their effects. ‘‘These publications highlight our accomplishments and the
challenges we face,” he says. ‘‘As other regions confront the ANS threat,
I urge them to learn from the Great Lakes experience and take advantage
of the resources available to address this critical issue.’’
Please see complete descriptions of the publications, cost, and ordering
**Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Relevant to the Great Lakes Basin:
Research Guidance and Descriptive Inventory. A descriptive listing of 250
ANS-related research projects and a series of detailed findings and
recommendations concerning research gaps and needs related to the
collective, regional research effort. Intended for agencies and
institutions that conduct, manage, fund or apply aquatic nuisance species
research. 125 pages, plus appendices. Cost: $15 U.S./$20 Can.
**Aquatic Nuisance Species Information and Education Materials Relevant
to the Great Lakes Basin: Recommendations and Descriptive Inventory.
Descriptive listing of 292 publications, including brochures, fact
sheets, posters, signs, reports, classroom/audio-visual materials,
newsletters and public service announcements. Topics addressed include
the major aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes, as well as ANS
policies and regulations, ballast water management, monitoring, and
prevention and control. The report is intended for agencies,
organizations and other entities involved in ANS public information and
outreach. 69 pages, plus appendices. Cost: $15 U.S./$20 Can.
**Biological Invasions. Provides a comprehensive overview of how aquatic
nuisance species are entering North American waters, their environmental
and economic impacts, and recommendations for strengthening prevention
and control efforts. Originally published in 1996, this eight-page,
full-color brochure has been updated and reprinted to reflect the passage
of the National Invasive Species Act and other recent developments. Cost:
First copy free, additional copies $1 with a 10 percent discount on
orders of 10 or more.
**1996 Annual Report of the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance
Species. Summarizes current initiatives and accomplishments of the Great
Lakes Panel. Includes policy positions, an information and education
strategy, recommendations on funding and program issues, and updates from
other entities working on ANS issues. Covers the period September 1995
through August 1996. 33 pages, plus appendices. Cost: $5 U.S./$7 Can.
All publications are available upon request from the Great Lakes
Commission, 400 Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103; phone 313-665-9135,
fax 313-665-4370, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species was established under
the provisions of the federal Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention
and Control Act of 1990. The panel supports and coordinates ANS
prevention and control efforts in the Great Lakes Basin and advises the
national ANS Task Force, federal agencies and Congress on ANS-related
legislation, policy and program matters. With membership drawn from a
wide range of federal, state, provincial and regional agencies, private
sector user groups, Sea Grant programs and environmental organizations,
the panel provides a balanced, regional perspective on Great Lakes ANS
issues. The Great Lakes Commission, a nonpartisan, interstate compact
agency, provides staff support to the panel.
Great Lakes Commission
Argus II Bldg. -- 400 Fourth St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4816