The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database

Fact Sheet 2012-3100
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program maintains a database that monitors, records, and analyzes sightings of nonindigenous aquatic plant and animal species throughout the United States. The program is based at the USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Gainesville, Florida.

The initiative to maintain scientific information on nationwide occurrences of nonindigenous aquatic species began with the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, created by Congress in 1990 to provide timely information to natural resource managers. Since then, the NAS database has been a clearinghouse of information for confirmed sightings of nonindigenous, also known as nonnative, aquatic species throughout the Nation. The database is used to produce email alerts, maps, summary graphs, publications, and other information products to support natural resource managers.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The National Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2012-3100
DOI 10.3133/fs20123100
Edition Version 1.0: Originally posted September 26, 2012; Version 1.1: May 25, 2017
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Southeast Ecological Science Center
Description 4 p.
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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