Objective: Establish study/research program for identification of other pathways which could cause introductions of Zebra mussels and other related aquatic nuisance species west of the 100th meridian. Evaluation of these pathways and development of specific plans of action to address these identified potential risk.
This component will
involve the development and funding of a small study and/or research program
for the identification of significant other than boating related pathways
for the introduction of Zebra mussels west of the 100th meridian. Potential
risk for the identified pathways will evaluated and suggested activities
for reducing these risk will be developed. Once specific plans of action
have been developed the emphasis and funding resources will be switched
to implementation were feasible.