Invasive Species Action Network (ISAN)
215 East Lewis #201
MT 59047 Livingston
Ansprechpartner: Bob Wiltshire
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The Invasive Species Action Network is a non-profit organization , founded in 2008.
The Invasive Species Action Network (ISAN) is dedicated to reducing the human caused spread of invasive species that are invading our waters. The Invasive Species Action Network provides solutions to invasive species problems by focusing on scientific research, education programs and policy development. We engage people in a positive and cooperative effort to reduce spread of invasives.
Our mission is to reduce the human-caused spread of invasive species by promoting voluntary behavior change.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are plants, animals or microbes that create negative impacts on the environment. These impacts can be ecological or economic, but are most commonly both. Impacts from AIS are felt by everyone, not just by boaters and anglers. Often there is no way to remove invasive species after they are established in the wild, so it is important to prevent their introduction.
• Research: How do humans move AIS and what we can do about it? What is the best way to clean boats, boots and other equipment? The AIS problem is large and growing. The Invasive Species Action Network works to find solutions and provides people with practical tools. Together, we can help stop the spread of invasive species.
• Education: ISAN provides programs designed to increase awareness and provide appropriate actions to address the invasive species issue. Through collaborative partnerships, ISAN has implemented several model programs that can be replicated in other areas. ISAN personnel offer ANS training for schools, sportsman, and conservation groups. Learn about our innovative programs like the Riparian Weed Project or Clean Angling.
• Policy: Many resource managers and agency officials are discovering that existing polices and statutes are not adequate to deal with the new situations created by AIS. The Invasive Species Action Network works on a host of national and state issues that affect invasive species policy. Learn about recent developments in felt soled boot restrictions as states try to regulate invasive species transport
Bob Wiltshire is the Executive Director of the Invasive Species Action Network (ISAN).
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.