A Citizen's Manual for Developing Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plans
Maribeth V. Gibbons
Water Environmental Services, Inc.
Harry L. Gibbons, Jr.
Mark D. Sytsma
WATER Environmental Services, Inc.
Ecology Publication 93-93
© 1994 WATER Environmental Services
Table of Contents
- Material Covered In Manual
- A Quick Walk Through The Manual
PART I: Introduction To Aquatic Plant Management
- Does Your Water Body Have an Aquatic Plant or an Algae Problem?
- What Is An Integrated Aquatic Vegetation Management Plan?
- When Is an IAVMP Required?
PART II: Developing A Plan
This is the heart of the manual and is divided into twelve chapters. Chapter 2 describes how a few concerned individuals can start the planning process rolling. Each of the remaining chapters (Chapters 3-13) covers a step in the process of creating an integrated aquatic vegetation management plan.
- Organization Is Key
- The Steering Committee
- Planning Steps Summarized
- What Is The Problem?
- How To Write A Clear Problem Statement
- Example Of A Problem Statement
- Goal-Setting Criteria
- Example Of Aquatic-Plant Management Goals
- The Importance of Public Involvement
- Public Involvement Steps
- Water Body-Watershed Connection
- How To Describe The Watershed and Water Body
- Getting Started In Your Search Of The Water Body
- Sampling/Monitoring To Fill Data Gaps
- How To Determine Beneficial Use Areas Of Your Water Body
- Example Of Water Body Usage Map
- What Is An Aquatic Plant Survey?
- How To Map Aquatic Plants
- Example of Aquatic Plant Map
- Example of Written Description Characterizing Aquatic Plants
- Control Alternatives Available In Washington
- Control Alternatives Summarized
- What Are the Different Levels of Control?
- How To Determine Levels of Control in Water Body
- Example Of Control Intensity Map
- The Integrated Approach - A Juggling Act
- A Procedure For Choosing An Appropriate Treatment Scenario
- Example Of Recommended Treatment Scenario
- Putting All the Pieces Together
- Components of the Action Plan
- The Road Well Traveled
PART III: Implementing A Plan
Part III offers guidance on how to use an integrated aquatic vegetation plan.
- Permits and Other Requirements
- Implementation Needs Management
- Monitoring Program Effectiveness
- Keeping Everyone Informed
PART IV: Technical References
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