Invasive Species: Clearer Focus and Greater Commitment Needed to Effectively Manage the Problem

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Harmful invasive species--nonnative plants and animals that are spreading throughout the United States--have caused billions of dollars in damage to natural areas, businesses, and consumers. In 2001, the federal government issued a National Invasive Species Management Plan to focus attention on invasive species and coordinate a national control effort involving the 20 or so federal agencies that are responsible for managing them. This report discusses the economic impacts of invasive species, implementation of the management plan, and coordination of U.S. and Canadian efforts to control invasive ... continued below

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United States. General Accounting Office. October 22, 2002.

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A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Harmful invasive species--nonnative plants and animals that are spreading throughout the United States--have caused billions of dollars in damage to natural areas, businesses, and consumers. In 2001, the federal government issued a National Invasive Species Management Plan to focus attention on invasive species and coordinate a national control effort involving the 20 or so federal agencies that are responsible for managing them. This report discusses the economic impacts of invasive species, implementation of the management plan, and coordination of U.S. and Canadian efforts to control invasive species, including those introduced to the Great Lakes via the ballast water of ships."

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United States. General Accounting Office. Invasive Species: Clearer Focus and Greater Commitment Needed to Effectively Manage the Problem, report, October 22, 2002; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc290908/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.