Good Enough to Share
- If you have a Good Enough to Share submission, please email it to CorpsLakes@usace.army.mil
2023 Federal Mussels Rapid Response Resource List and POCs
Mechanical Harvesting of Aquatic Plants
Northern Rockies Coordinating Group - Decontaminating Firefighting Equipment to Reduce the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
The Northern Rockies Coordinating Group’s (NRCG) Aviation and Equipment Committees were tasked with developing a protocol for preventing the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) by wildland aviation & fire equipment. This updated protocol is based on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)’s 2017 “Guide to Preventing Aquatic Invasive Species Transport by Wildland Fire Operations” (PMS 444). The intent of this NRCG guide is to provide a more prescriptive protocol intended for a fire management audience, and to increase compliance and consistency of best management practices related to preventing AIS. Therefore, this template protocol/How-To Guide serves as supplement to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Guide to Preventing AIS Transport by Wildfire Operations (PMS 444, January 2017).
The protocol applies to both ground operations and aviation and is mandatory in the Northern Rockies region.
The Costly Impact of Zebra and Quagga Mussels in United States Waterways: Hydropower, Navigation, and other Industries
Aquatic nuisance species
- Jacksonville Alligator weed flea beetle program
- Biological Control of Alligatorweed Annual Report 2020
- American Fisheries Society, March 2010 - Aquatic Invasive Species Transport via Trailered Boats: What is Being Moved, Who is Moving it, and What Can be Done
- Aquatic plant control program spans 101 years
- Flowering Rush: Controlling an Invasive Species through Innovation and Partnership with the Walla Walla District
Flowering rush is an aggressive, non-native aquatic weed which has invaded many lakes, rivers and reservoirs in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest and Great Lakes regions. Of particular concern in the Columbia River Basin, is the impact of flowering rush on spawning habitat for native salmonid species. One of the challenges of using aquatic herbicides to manage aquatic vegetation growing in flowing water systems, is achieving sufficient herbicide-plant contact time for successful plant control. This video summarizes a unique approach to overcome this challenge by utilizing a bubble barrier system to curtail water flow, confine herbicide treatment, improve weed control, all while reducing impacts to non-target species. This project was initiated in 2018 with funding from the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program and addresses a research Statement of Need submitted by the Walla Walla District. It also represents a collaboration between the ERDC-EL, USACE Walla Walla District, USDA-ARS, and industry partners.
- Hydrilla EAs
- Dreissenid EDRR Exercises Lessons Learned - Columbia River Basin - September 2019
- Zebra Mussels
- Boat Advisory
- Tulsa District
- Water Craft Inspection and Decontamination
- Aquatic Nuisance Species - Kansas City District
Scope of Work
Guidance for Signs and Posted Restrictions
Hazard Analysis-Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plans
Protocols & Survey Standards
- MOU's for Invasive Aquatic Plants
- Mussels Federal Response Resource List and POCs
The federal signatory agencies of the MOU on mussels rapid response developed a working list of POCs and potential resources that may be available in the event of a mussels response in western waters. This helps to advance Section V, item E in the MOU: Developing, maintaining, and sharing a Federal contact list of individuals with responsibilities or skillsets applicable to Dreissenid mussel rapid response actions.
This is not a comprehensive listing of all POCs and resources, but serves as a solid foundation of information on which to build. This is a living document that is scheduled for annual updates.
- JAX District Economy Act Documentation
- USACE USBR Partnering for Invasive Vulnerability Assessments. Submitted by Michael Watkins, NWK
The Bureau of Reclamation has assembled assessment teams consisting of an engineer and a biologist that are specially trained to conduct Facility Vulnerability Assessments for dams and power plants. These teams are available to conduct FVAs for other government agencies at a reasonable cost. In 2010 KCD MIPRed funds to BOR and their assessment teams conducted Facility Vulnerability Assessments for our 18 lake projects including two hydro power plants at a cost of $109,492.00. The assessment teams visited each lake project and produced a report that outlines potential problem areas if the lakes were to become infested with Dreissenid Mussels.
- The North Carolina Sandhills Weed Management Area: Facilitating Regional, Invasive Species Management Partnerships Among DoD and Neighboring Land Stewards
At a Glance
Invasive Species Leadership Team
Invasive Species Profile System
Policy & Procedures
Good Enough to Share
Harmful Algal Blooms
References and Reports
News / Current Issues
USACE Invasive Species Cost Estimates
Education and Outreach (Traveling Trunk)
Web Meeting Schedule
Web Meeting Archives
R&D Statements of Need (SON)
USACE Invasive Plant Best Management Practices