Title

Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention Plan for the Boulder Reservoir in Boulder, Colorado

Date of Award

5-10-2010

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Department

Environmental Policy & Mgmt

Advisor

Leonard Pasquini

Keywords

Aquatic Nuisance Species; Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention Plan; Boulder Reservoir

Abstract

Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) are a growing management concern in the United States due to their rapid spread and negative ecological and economic impacts. Analysis of federal ANS policies identified best management practices in the prevention and management of ANS. These practices were compared with state of Colorado and Boulder Reservoir ANS practices, and gaps in existing practices at Colorado's Boulder Reservoir were identified. To address these gaps a comprehensive, site-specific ANS prevention plan was developed that recommends (a) enhancing preventive practices, (b) continuing to monitor for ANS, (c) detecting ANS early and responding rapidly, (d) containing and controlling ANS, (e) supporting research on ANS, (f) enhancing education about ANS, and (g) evaluating and improving ANS prevention and management actions.

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