Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan

Final draft of South Dakota's ANS Management plan - approved 2/08

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;

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.