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    Washington Invasive Species Council Presentation Washington Invasive Species Council Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Invasive SpeciesPrevention Projects
    • Washington Invasive Species Council(19 member agencies, tribes, counties, organizations)•  Policy-level direction, planning, and coordination•  Mission: empower those engaged in prevention, detection, and eradication of invasive species•  Develop a statewide plan of action
    • Kudzu
    • Oregon Pigs, 2004
    • Oregon Pigs, 2012
    • Statewide Strategy - priorities •  Prevention •  Early detection, rapid response •  Education and outreach •  Eradication and control
    • Statewide Strategy - priorities •  Prevention •  Early detection, rapid response •  Education and outreach •  Eradication and control
    • Invasive Species PathwaysBallast Water Escaped ornamental plants/nurseryAquaculture Industry industryBoat hulls and trailers Domestic animals gone feralFish bait released Boots and other apparelAquaria trade Science kits in the classroomIllegal stocking FirewoodFishing gear RestorationLive food industry Research and monitoringFelt-soled waders ConstructionRoads, vehicles, tires Etc.Scuba diving gear
    • U.S. Zebra/Quagga Expansion 2006-2012 2006 2012
    • Prevention Protocols Protocol for Working Outdoors on Land 1.  Bring back-ups 2.  Minimize contact •  Avoid walking, driving, or mowing through weed patches when seeds are present. •  Stay on trails and avoid walking through areas of tall grass or brush. 3.  Inspect and clean •  Apparel and small equipment •  Large equipment:
    • Prevention Protocols Protocol for Working Outdoors in Water 1.  Bring back-ups 2.  Minimize contact •  Sample from least to most invasive species-contaminated areas. •  Minimize wading and avoid running boats onto sediment. For example, use bank sampling poles instead of wading. •  Use a catch pan underneath dredges, etc., to keep potential invasive species off boat decks and out of bilges. 3.  Clean, drain, dry 4.  If possible, decontaminate
    • Prevention Protocols – decontamination(Department of Ecology) Concentration or Treatment Temperature Exposure Time CommentsHot water wash 60º C (140º F) 5 minutes for felt- Ensure all parts ofor soak soled boots and the equipment nets; 10 seconds for reach temperature all other equipment for the full exposure time.Cold/Freezing -4º C 4 hours minimum Time starts after the equipment reaches -4º CFormula 409 All- 100 percent 10 minutes Follow properPurpose (full strength) procedures forCleaner storage and handling.Hydrogen 30,000 ppm 15 minutes Spray on untilperoxide (3 percent) soaked, then keep damp for contact time.
    • Don’t Move Firewood outreach campaign
    • Was the 2010 tri-state firewood campaign effective in exposing campers to information about the threat of invasive species moving through firewood?Pre-Survey 27% 73% Seen Information Did Not See InformationPost-Survey 50% 50%
    • Of those campers who had seen information about invasive species in firewood… Changed other 6% practice Buy bug free wood 15% Tell others 21% 42% 58% Dont buy from unknown 32% sources Dont move firewood 45% Changed Camping Buy it where I burn it 75% Practices Did Not Change Camping Practices
    • WISE Website
    • A Few Other Things . . .
    • Reporting Hotline1-877-9-INFEST www.invasivespecies.wa.gov Number of Reports Plant Animal Insect Disease
    • www.invasivespecies.wa.gov