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Michigan's Aquatic Invasive Species State Management Plan
The State of Michigan recently updated its Aquatic Invasive Species State Management Plan. This comprehensive plan outlines new actions for implementation as well as maintaining and enhancing existing efforts to prevent the introduction of new AIS, prevent the dispersal of AIS, detect and respond to new invaders, and minimize the harmful effects of AIS in Michigan waters.
Final documents submitted to the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force on March 13, 2013
Michigan's first Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species State Management Plan was approved in 1996 under the auspices of the National Invasive Species Act. The purpose of this plan is to outline an implementation strategy for aquatic nuisance species control in the State of Michigan and provide direction to the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources, and the Office of the Great Lakes for achieving the objectives of the National Invasive Species Act. At the time, it was among the first state management plans in the nation approved by the federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. In 2002, Michigan prepared an update to the original plan, "Michigan's Aquatic Nuisance Species State Management Plan Update: Prevention and Control in Michigan."