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Clean Boating Habits. California Department of Boating and Waterways.

This booklet, which can be viewed on-line at or requested from the CDBW Public Information Office at (916) 263-0784, discusses ways boaters can prevent the introduction and spread of non-native species between water bodies.

Guide for Developing Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans in Oregon. Maribeth V. Gibbons, Mark G. Rosenkranz, Harry L. Gibbons, Jr., and Mark D. Sytsma. 1999. Center for Lakes and Reservoirs, Portland State University. Portland, OR.

This manual discusses the steps for developing an aquatic plant management plan. Useful technical references are also provided, including illustrated non-native aquatic plant fact sheets and information on various control methods.

Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) For Freshwater Aquatic Plant Management. Washington State Department of Ecology, The Water Quality Program. 2001. Publication Number 00-10-040.

This EIS contains thorough descriptions of the various manual, mechanical, biological, and chemical control methods and their potential impacts. Copies can be ordered from the Washington State Department of Printing at (360) 753-6820 or at

Invasive Plants of California Wildlands. Carla C. Bossard, John M. Randall, Marc C. Hoshovsky, Editors. 2000. University of California Press.

This excellent book is also available on the web at

Weed Control Methods Handbook: Tools and Techniques for Use in Natural Areas. Mandy Tu, Callie Hurd, & John M. Randall. 2001. The Nature Conservancy.

Web sites/Organizations

California Department of Food and Agriculture—EncycloWeedia

Notes on identification, biology, and management of plants defined as noxious weeds by California law.

California Exotic Pest Plant Council (CalEPPC)

CalEPPC is devoted to invasive plant control in California. Informative documents such as Invasive Plants of California Wildlands, CalEPPC Symposium Proceedings, and quarterly newsletters can be viewed on-line.—Species Profiles

This is the web site for the National Invasive Species Council, which coordinates Federal invasive species activities and programs. Provides a list of links to information available on the Web for several aquatic and wetlands plants.

King County, Washington. Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources DivisionNoxious Weed Identification

Provides photographs and brief descriptions for identifying the species on King County's Noxious Weed List.

The Nature Conservancy, Wildland Invasive Species Team

Provides well-researched abstracts on species management and control methods, a photography archive, and a Weed Control Methods Handbook that can be viewed on-line.

San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project

Contents of site includes species ID sheets, invasion impacts, distribution maps, control program information, project documents, and related web sites.

Team Arundo Del Norte

Contains a wealth of information on Arundo control.

University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

Provides plant information and images of native and non-native species found in Florida (including Arundo donax, Egeria densa, Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, water hyacinth, Spartina alterniflora, Salvinia molesta).

United States Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Provides nationwide distribution maps and sightings database for several invasive aquatic plant species.

Washington State Department of EcologyWater Quality Program, Aquatic Plant Management

Provides detailed information on control methods, including descriptions, advantages, disadvantages, and costs, and general and technical information non-native, invasive aquatic plants in Washington (including Egeria densa, Eurasian watermilfoil, hydrilla, water hyacinth, purple loosestrife, and salt cedar).

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