The draft West Virginia Invasive Species Strategic Plan is available for public comment through Oct 22. The plan is intended to let West Virginia and all entities operating within its borders to address the threats posed by terrestrial and aquatic invasive species, including pathogens, which occur or may occur in the state.
Modeled after similar plans nationwide, the plan describe the status of invasive species in West Virginia and proposes goals and strategies to address their impacts. Recommended management goals include coordination, prevention, early detection, rapid response, control and management, and education and outreach.
The document is available for download at wvdnr.gov under Top News Stories. Submit comments to Whitney Bailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the WVDNR Elkins Operations Center, PO Box 67, Elkins, WV 26241. Comments are due by Oct 22.