Legislation and Policy [chapter]

Faith T. Campbell, Hilda Diaz-Soltero, Deborah C. Hayes
2021 Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States  
AbstractIn the United States, biological invaders are managed by all Federal agencies that have responsibility for natural resources, as well as the States, territories, and occasionally regional entities. Federal agencies' invasive species programs are implemented under the mandates and guidance provided by dozens of laws, which include statutes enacted by the Congress, Executive Orders issued by the President, and regulations adopted by the relevant agencies. Although there are numerous laws
more » ... mplemented by the States or occasionally regional entities, this chapter will focus on Federal legislation and regulations that guide work on all public and private forests, rangelands, and grasslands in the United States. There are three categories of laws: (1) laws to prevent introduction or initial spread; (2) laws for management or control of invasive species; and (3) more generally defined land management laws which serve as an umbrella for invasive species activities.
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-45367-1_15 fatcat:hnrkilc3mnfjrlz3inhhiucgra