Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan
Federal legislation for ANS management
- The Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (NANPCA, 16 U.S.C. 4701-4741) - Established national goal to limit spread of ANS.
- 1996 National Invasive Species Act. Section 1204 provided general guidance for the development of State ANS management plans and an opportunity for federal cost-share support for state ANS management activities.
An Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan for South Dakota
The state of South Dakota has formed a cooperative program to oversee the drafting of an ANS Management Plan for South Dakota member agencies and organizations include;
- SD Department of Game, Fish and Parks
- SD Department of Agriculture
- SD Department of Transportation
- SD Discovery Center
- SD Department of Tourism and State Development
- SD Department of Education
- SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- SD Animal Industry Board
- SD State University
- US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
- US Forest Service
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- National Park Service
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- US Army Corps of Engineers
Objectives of South Dakota's ANS Management plan
- Coordinate and implement a comprehensive ANS management plan for SD.
- Prevent the introduction of new ANS into SD waters
- Detect, monitor and eradicate ANS
- Control and eradicate established ANS that have significant impacts
- Educate Resource user groups about the risks and impacts of ANS and how to reduce the harmful impacts.
- Support research on ANS in South Dakota and develop efficient systems to disseminate information to research and management communities.