ANNOUNCEMENT: DPR – DBW Finds the Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program Consistent with Delta Plan
From the Delta Stewardship Council:
The California Department of Parks and Recreation – Division of Boating and Waterways (DPR-DBW) certified that its Aquatic Invasive Plant Control Program (AIPCP) is consistent with the Council’s Delta Plan.
The February 2, 2018 certification opens a 30-day public review period.
The AIPCP is an adaptively managed program designed to keep waterways navigable by controlling the growth and spread of invasive aquatic plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta), its surrounding tributaries, and Suisun Marsh. The AIPCP incorporates all previous Delta programs conducted by DBW, including the Water Hyacinth Control Program, Spongeplant Control Program, and Egeria densa Control Program, and new invasive plant species incorporated through the process defined by Assembly Bill 763.
The AIPCP is an integrated pest management program including three primary types of control methods: herbicides, physical/mechanical controls, and biological control agents. The broad benefits by minimizing the spread of invasive aquatic plants, of AIPCP activities, will lead to five primary interrelated benefits: (1) food web benefits; (2) reduced physiochemical impacts; (3) biological benefits; (4) reduced potential for significant detrimental impacts, and (5) increased ecosystem restoration opportunities.
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