ANS White Paper Release
- Non-Native Species of Concern and Dispersal Risk for the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (550 KB)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released today an Aquatic Nuisance Species White Paper (PDF, 550 KB), the first interim product of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). The purpose of the ANS White Paper is to catalog potential non-native species within the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins and identify which high-risk species will be an initial focus in GLMRIS.
Identification of the species in the ANS White Paper will aid the GLMRIS Team in focusing efforts toward identifying available prevention and control technologies for analysis.
A new page on the Documents tab of the GLMRIS website has been launched in conjunction with the release of this paper. Explore the 40 high-risk species that are poised to potentially transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through the Chicago Area Waterway System in our new high-risk species fact sheets.
The Army Corps of Engineers will host a conference call on August 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. (central) for interested parties to ask questions of the technical team that developed the paper. Call in information is:
If you have any questions about the paper, please contact Dave Wethington, GLMRIS Project Manager at (312) 846-5522.