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Interagency monitoring action plan (I-MAP) for quagga mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA
Aquatic Invasions
  • Kent Turner, Lake Mead National Recreational Area
  • Wai Hing Wong, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Shawn Gerstenberger, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jennell M. Miller, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract

Following the discovery of quagga mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA, a variety of federal, state and regional agencies set up monitoring programs to evaluate and gain information to help minimize the impacts, or potential impacts, of quagga mussels to their facilities and lake ecology. While the agencies have worked closely and shared monitoring data and findings from the beginning of the infestation, there has been no documented comprehensive monitoring program to describe and record the various quagga mussel-related monitoring needs. Ad hoc interagency quagga mussel meeting representatives established an Interagency Monitoring Action Plan (I-MAP), which outlines agency objectives related to quagga mussel monitoring and provides approaches to realize these objectives. I-MAP team members and their respective agencies provide technical, logistical, and financial support in monitoring quagga mussels and their environmental impacts to Lake Mead. The goal of this effort is to develop a long-term, cost-effective, and consistent monitoring plan for quagga mussels in Lake Mead to inform various agencies and to gain efficiencies from shared operations and information. The plan attempts to build upon current monitoring activities and capabilities, identifies the next steps that can occur within existing capabilities and, finally, outlines gaps and areas of future need.

Keywords
  • Colorado River System,
  • Dreissena bugensis,
  • Education,
  • Environmental monitoring,
  • Fishing,
  • Infrastructure,
  • Introduced aquatic organisms – Control,
  • North America – Colorado River,
  • Mitigation,
  • Prevention,
  • Program design,
  • Quagga mussel,
  • Sport-fishery
Language
English
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Identifier
DOI: 10.3391/ai.2011.6.2.08
Citation Information
Kent Turner, Wai Hing Wong, Shawn Gerstenberger and Jennell M. Miller. "Interagency monitoring action plan (I-MAP) for quagga mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada-Arizona, USA" Aquatic Invasions Vol. 6 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 195 - 204
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shawn_gerstenberger/16/