U.S. Forest Service Unveils Invasive Species Plan

World Fishing Network; 12/8/2011
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The U.S. Forest Service has announced its first-ever national-level direction on the management of invasive species across aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest System.
“Invasive species cost the American public an estimated $138 billion each year. They deplete water supplies, destroy recreation opportunities and damage landscapes across the country.” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. “We are taking this bold approach to better protect our nation’s forest and water resources from the threat of invasive species.”
The Forest Service has long had an invasive species program, but this new policy adds requirements for agency-wide integration of invasive species prevention, early detection and rapid response, control, restoration, and collaborative activities across all National Forest System lands…..”

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