Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 36-05. Control of Invasive Species

Executive Order 13112 of February 3, 1999 requires that federal agencies shall, to the extent practicable, identify actions that may affect the status of invasive species, prevent introduction of invasive species, detect and control populations of invasive species, monitor status of invasive species, provide restoration of invaded habitats and conduct research regarding invasive species. This applies to any federally-aided projects. Transportation facilities may be the site of invasive species or the means for introduction and spread of invasive species. The National Invasive Species Council identifies the following steps as necessary for the successful control of invasive species:1) potential threats are identified in time to allow risk-mitigation measures to be taken; 2) new invasive species are detected in time to allow efficient and environmentally sound decisions to be made; 3) responses to invasions are effective and environmentally sound and prevent the spread and permanent establishment of invasive species; 4) adequate and timely information is provided to decision-makers, the public, and to other partners concerned about the status of invasive species within an area; and 5) lessons learned from past efforts are used to guide current and future efforts. Most maintenance divisions of state DOTs have been controlling invasive species long before the executive order. This study will examine the control of invasive species by the state's DOT vegetation management program, maintenance practices, university research, and the state's governing list of invasive species. The study may include practices at airports and seaports, and broader federal and state programs that bear on prevention and control of invasive species.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Vlasak, Donna

  • Performing Organizations:

    Venner Consulting

    Littleton, CO  USA 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Venner, Marie

  • Start Date: 20041201
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 9793

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460763
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:31PM