Inventory and Assessment of Aquatic Plant Management Methodologies.
Final technical rept. 1 Oct 79-30 Sep 80,
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB
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Native and exotic aquatic plants that adversely impact the major uses of the Nations water resources are referred to as problem species. Operations personnel in Corps of Engineers CE Districts are responsible for managing the unchecked growth of these problem plants. This report documents and assesses available methodologies based on an inventory of current since 1970 literature and a telephone survey of 14 CE Districts with active or recently active aquatic plant management programs. Although both surveys addressed all five elements of a successfull aquatic plant management program i.e., monitoring reporting, treatment, public awareness, and training, considerably more information was found on treatment than on any of the other management elements. Both surveys yielded some information on monitoring methodologies but very little information on reporting, public awareness, or training. Although some of the aquatic plant management methodologies discussed in this report, especially in the area of monitoring e.g., biomass sampling techniques, are only secondarily oriented to District operations programs, most have direct applicability to current District needs. This report also contains a listing of important problem aquatic plant species Appendix A, and the questions and responses of the 14 CE Districts surveyed by telephone Appendix B.
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