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Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program

The Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Program provides a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of nonindigenous aquatic species in the USA. It includes verified occurrences, distribution maps, and species profiles for freshwater nonindigenous aquatic animal and plant species. Citizens can report a nonnative species through an online reporting form.

Project URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/

Geographic Scope: National

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Geolocation, Identification, Observation, Photography, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 1990

Project Contact: pfuller@usgs.gov

Federal Government Sponsor:

USGS logo NSF logo Fish and Wildlife Service logo NPS logo

Other Federal Government Sponsor: NOAA, NASA

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: NatureServe, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Habitattitude, EDDMapS, Protect Your Waters, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, iMapInvasives, SERC (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center), GISIN (Global Invasive Species Information Network), GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility)

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine,

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,