Construction and Integration of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Areas at Recreational Boating Facilities.
The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) is pleased to present the first edition of Construction and Integration of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Prevention Areas at Recreational Boating Facilities.
This Guide expands on many issues discussed during the development and review process undertaken by the SOBA AIS Task Force, SOBA members, and members of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF). Five specific topics are discussed in detail in this Guide as they relate to the development of on-site and off-site AIS control and prevention efforts specifically related to boater access facility enhancements.
This document is designed to serve as a guide only. Additional resources, some of which are cited in this guide, are available to aid readers as they develop boater access facility improvements to control the spread of AIS in their state or region. We hope that this document will eventually be reviewed and endorsed by ANSTF as part of their objective to "promote use of guidance documents, best management practices, and other outreach materials related to aquatic nuisance species". For more information on ANSTF and other regional AIS control programs go to https://www.fws.gov/anstaskforce/default.php
On Behalf of the SOBA Board and the SOBA AIS Task Force we would like to personally thank all those SOBA members, ANSTF members, and other stakeholders who participated in the Guide review and development process.