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

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Applied Science

Organizational Unit

University College, Environmental Policy and Management


Environmental Policy & Mgmt

First Advisor

Leonard Pasquini


Aquatic nuisance species, Prevention plan, Boulder reservoir


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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