Aquatic invasive species leaders to gather, discuss threats

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 22 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — In September, experts on invasive species will gather in the state's capital city to discuss the issues on aquatic invasive species management.

The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species will hold its annual meeting at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center Sept. 5-7, hosted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The WRP addresses both coastal and inland management issues that deal with aquatic invasive species. During the annual meeting, participants will learn from informative lectures and discussions to foster coordination of aquatic invasive species management among western states. The WRP annual meeting is a public event. To learn more, visit www.fws.gov/answest/default.html.

The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species was formed in 1997 to help limit the introduction, spread and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the western region of North America.

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