The aquatic invasive species (AIS) Working Group strives to reach its goal of “implementing a coordinated approach to minimize the ecological and socio-economic impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species in the marine and freshwater environments of Massachusetts” (pg.2 Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan).

The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) staffs and leads the AIS Working Group and partners include:

State

National

The Battelle Corporation has also worked with the AIS Working Group.

For additional information and descriptions of many of these agencies and programs, please see the Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan - Section II, Existing Authorities and Programs.

Also, please note that many of the links listed are for programs most related to AIS within a participating agency. For a list of the AIS Working Group Membership please see Appendix A of the Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan.

Other important partners include:

A special thanks go to our funders: