I. Introduction

 

A. Purpose

To facilitate and expedite non-emergency ESA Section 7 consultations on dreissenid rapid response actions within the Columbia River Basin states.

 

B. Need

To delineate a suite of most-likely rapid response eradication actions for a potential introduction of dreissenids in the Columbia River Basin states, and assess the potential for those actions to affect Endangered Species Act-listed species and critical habitats.