The Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAPAIS) works to uphold its mission by serving our stakeholders and constituents within the Mid-Atlantic region. Through its funding, MAPAIS has supported individuals and organization to create resources for stakeholders to utilize in education, identification and eradication efforts of aquatic invasive species. The resources listed below come from a variety of sources, including our own panel projects, our funded projects, and our partners.
Below are links to resources created directly by the panel. For more information about our panel projects, please see our panel project page.
- Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species Standard Operating Procedures
- Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species: List of Species of Interest
- Preventing Aquatic Species Invasions in the Mid-Atlantic: Outcome-Based Actions in Vector Management
- Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species: A Maryland Example
- Rapid Response Plan for Aquatic Invasive Species: Template
Funded Project Resources
Below are links to a select subset of the resources from panel funded projects. For more information about the individual projects, please see our research project page.
- Bushkill Township Invasive Species Management Program Handbook
- Strategic Plan for the Mid-Atlantic Nutria Management Program (MANMaP)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An invasive species toolkit for educators
- Mid-Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species (low res)
- Mid-Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species (high res)
Below are links to helpful resources created by partner organizations. Individual state management plans can be found on the state management plans page.
Chesapeake Bay Species Management Plans
- Mute Swan (2004)
- Northern Snakehead (2023)
- Nutria (2013)
- Phragmites (2003)
- Purple Loosestrife (2004)
- Water Chestnut (2003)
- Zebra Mussel (2004)
USGS Non-indigenous Aquatic Species Database
Photo: Mid Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species Credit: Sara Stahlman, Pennsylvania Sea Grant