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|Title:||A concept for the development of long-term management plans for aquatic plant control|
|Authors:||Mobility and Environmental Systems Laboratory (U.S.)|
Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (U.S.)
Sanders, Dana R.
Decell, J. Lewis.
|Keywords:||Aquatic plant control|
|Publisher:||Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Abstract: This paper describes a general concept that will serve as a basis for developing well-conceived aquatic plant management plans, as well as a step-by-step guide for implementing measures for long-term aquatic plant control while giving proper consideration to their potential long-term effects on the environment. More specifically, the concept provides a procedure for federal, state, and local agencies to use in the systematic assessment of the aquatic plant problem in a water body, the objective evaluation of all potential control measures, the consideration of water body user demands and environmental constraints, and the development of an operational plan including provisions for monitoring and updating. The various tasks involved in the development and implementation of an aquatic plant management plan are identified and arranged in a conceptual framework that provides for the proper flow of information from one step to another so that each step or task can be properly accomplished in the proper time frame. The various tasks are grouped into five phases as follows: Phase I. : Problem Identification and System Description. Phase II : Data Collection and Analysis. Phase III : Selection of Control Techniques. Phase IV : Operational Plan Development. Phase V : Operational Plan Implementation and Monitoring. The framework provides a basis for development of an aquatic plant management plan that properly considers unpredictable environmental, economic, or political influences that may arise within the time frame during which a management plan is being implemented.
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