Invasive Species Hotline
1-877-STOP-ANS (1-877-786-7267)


SIGHTING: An invasive species is noticed attached to recreational equipment. In this case, zebra mussels are seen on a boat motor.
REPORT: A vigilant person calls the National ANS Hotline and is immediately connected with a live professional representative.
RECORD: A trained Hotline representative records all pertinent information regarding the report into a computerized notification system, which includes a voice recording of the call.
DISPATCH: The reported information is immediately sent via the internet to on-call U.S. Fish & Wildlife Biologists with mobile internet devices.
RESPONSE: A biologist specialized in invasive species will decide how to proceed, possibly contacting the original caller or notifying local experts who can assist with the potential threat.
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