16.4 - Draft recommendations for addressing the threats identified
Text from the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Plan, 2008, Page 17
Assessment of Status: Incomplete
This action has not occurred specifically for impacts on hunting and fishing opportunities and targeted species.
Supporting documentation and findings
The Aquatic Nuisnace Species Task Force
The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force is an intergovernmental organization created to implement Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act (NANPCA) of 1990. The goal of the task force is to control the expansion and prevent the introduction of aquatic nuisance species.
Communication with Bert Frost and Elaine Leslie of the NPS 2.14.13
NPS has helped develop management plans for:
o Indo-Pacific lionfish - Lionfish have potential impacts to many reef fish such as snappers and grouper.
o Upper Mississippi River basin Asian carp
o Western U.S. quagga and zebra mussels. Fifty-four parks are at risk for quagga/zebra mussel contamination. Parks in the Colorado basin spend nearly $1M each per year on mussel management and additional investments have been directed to law enforcement and regulation evaluations.
o Lake trout eradication in Yellowstone Lake is proposed to benefit Yellowstone cutthroats.