Boater’s guide to aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspections

Item Metadata

Dublin Core

Title

Boater’s guide to aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspections

Description

Preventing the introduction and spread of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) is critical to protect water resources! ANS are a significant and rapidly growing threat to Colorado’s water supply and to boating and fishing recreation. ANS are invasive animals, plants, and disease-causing pathogens that are “out of place” in Colorado’s reservoirs, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. They are introduced accidentally or intentionally outside of their native range. Because they are not native to Colorado habitats, they have no natural competitors and predators. Without these checks and balances, the invaders are able to reproduce rapidly and out-compete native species. Once introduced, most invasive species cannot be eradicated and cost billions of dollars to manage.

Creator

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Subject

Aquatic nuisance species
ANS
Boating
Inspections

Extent

16 pages

Date Created

2016-02

Type

Brochure

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Publisher

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Collection

Citation

Colorado Parks & Wildlife, “Boater’s guide to aquatic nuisance species (ANS) inspections,” CPW Digital Collections, accessed May 25, 2024, https://cpw.cvlcollections.org/items/show/138.