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Aquatic Nuisance Species Publications Available Online



** Aquatic nuisance species information/education and research
inventories
and model state management plan now available online **


Several publications from the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance
Species are now available online.  These include inventories listing
research and information/education materials on aquatic nuisance species
in the Great Lakes region and a model state management plan for
controlling aquatic nuisance species.

The documents are available via the Great Lakes Panel's homepage at
http://www.glc.org/projects/ans/anspanel.html and may be viewed online
or downloaded in WordPerfect format.  Additional information about
exotic species in the Great Lakes region is available via the Great
Lakes Information Network (GLIN) at
http://www.great-lakes.net/envt/exotic/exotic.html.

The following are descriptions of the documents:

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. Hard copy cost: $15
U.S./$20 Can.

Aquatic Nuisance Species Information and Education Materials Relevant to
the Great Lakes Basin: Recommendations and Descriptive Inventory. A
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.  Hard copy cost: $15 U.S./$20 Can.

A Model Comprehensive State Management Plan for the Prevention and
Control of Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species.  Presented to the
Great Lakes states as guidance in developing comprehensive state
management plans under Section 1204 of the federal Nonindigenous Aquatic
Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (P.L. 101-646).  Although prepared
specifically for the Great Lakes states, the model plan also has
application for other states and Canadian provinces.  Hard copy cost: $5
U.S./$7.50 Can.

Three additional publications, currently available in hard copy format
only, also address aquatic nuisance species in the Great Lakes region:

Biological Invasions.  This eight-page, full-color brochure 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.  The
brochure covers ANS problems on a national scale and includes as a
centerpiece a U.S. map illustrating examples of aquatic nuisance species
that are particular problems around the country. Originally published in
1996, the 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.

Workshop Proceedings: Aquatic Nuisance Species and Coastal Management
Programs: Toward a Regional Strategy in the Great Lakes Basin.  Summary
of a May 1995 conference on approaches for developing comprehensive
state management plans for the prevention and control of aquatic
nuisance species.  Also covered are strategies on how to implement the
state management plans with tools available in coastal management
programs of the Great Lakes states.  Includes a model comprehensive
state management plan (and how it was constructed) for use by the Great
Lakes states in developing their own plans as called for in the federal
Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act.  The document
provides a valuable historical perspective on state and federal policy
initiatives regarding aquatic nuisance prevention and control. 39 pages,
plus appendices, including the model state management plan.  Cost:
$10.00 U.S./$15 Can.

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 734-665-9135,
fax 734-665-4370, email: mdoss@glc.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.

Comments or questions about these publications or the Great Lakes Panel
in general? Contact Matt Doss, mdoss@glc.org.