Boat inspections for Delta proposed
Posted by Ben Fishin on 2012-03-28 12:10:08
in reply to Re: Bay Delta Plan funds Striper Removal posted by Ben Fishin on 2012-03-28 03:07:10
|Under CM20 Recreational Users Invasive Species Program, the BDCP Implementation Office will fund 32 actions to reduce the invasion of nonnative invasive species into the Plan Area. Funding will be 33 provided to implement the DFG Watercraft Inspection Program in the Delta. 34|
One important component of an integrated invasive plant program is prevention, which 35 incorporates regulatory authority, risk analysis, knowledge of introduction pathways, and 36 inspections. Invasive aquatic plants such as egeria and hydrilla (not yet known to occur in the Delta) 37 can be fragmented and spread by boats and trailers moving between watersheds (California 38 Department of Fish and Game 2008). Controlling the introduction of such invasive aquatic plant 39 species, or the further spread of any existing nonnative aquatic plant species, thereby would benefit 40 aquatic natural communities in the Plan Area.