Invasive Exotic Species Strategic Action Framework

Goal 3: Contain the Spread of Invasive Exotic Species

PRIORITY STRATEGIES

Strategy 3A2: Implement control efforts at containment boundaries and known pathways.

Current Activities:

Gaps:

  • Formalize cooperative containment activities including emergency response
  • Evaluate 2011-2014 tegu capture records to assess efficacy of control efforts and identify dispersal corridors.
  • Increase Tegu containment efforts including population reduction through intense trapping in the interior and full containment lines to the north and east of known populations.
  • Develop detector dog program to aid in containment and control efforts.
  • Implement asset-based exclusion methods for incipient taxa from areas not currently infested

Strategy 3B1: Invest in science-based containment methods.

Current Activities:

Gaps:

  • Conduct research and develop new control tools to assist in the containment of invasive exotic species.
  • Apply information from system-wide monitoring to identify containment boundaries and pathways.
  • Build capacity for public participation to apply science-based containment efforts