Presenter: Dr. Larry McKinney

Commission Agenda Item No. 7
Aquatic Vegetation/Aquatic Exotic
November 1998

I. DISCUSSION: At the August 1997 Parks and Wildlife Commission Public Hearing, several constituent groups provided testimony before the Parks and Wildlife Commission about the use of aquatic herbicides for managing nuisance aquatic vegetation. Among concerns raised were these:

At the direction of the Commission, TPW staff began a review of the agency’s aquatic habitat management strategies and tactics, with the ultimate goal of reviewing the TPW aquatic habitat management program. To help in this task, TPW invited service on Aquatic Vegetation Task Force, the members of which represent those groups having interests in effective and safe management of aquatic habitats.

This briefing will provide the Commission with the results of this program review and information concerning future aquatic plant management strategies.

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