Thursday, August 16, 2007
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a draft report about climate change and aquatic invaders called "Effects of Climate Change on Aquatic Invasive Species and Implications for Management and Research" The 70-page document is aimed at those who assess and manage aquatic resources in order to provide them with information about the potential impacts that climate change could have on invasive species found in both aquatic and wetland ecosystems. It includes a state-by-state review of whether climate change is being taken into account when developing management strategies for aquatic invasive species and identifies gaps in information available to managers.
There is a public comment period for the document in effect until September 10, 2007. If you've got something to say about it, head over to here (search by Document ID: EPA-HQ-ORD-2007-0666).
Labels: aquatic plants, climate change, legalese
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