Monitoring

 

Numerous federal, state, tribal and academic institutions are actively monitoring for zebra and quagga mussels (i.e., invasive mussels) and other nonnative species in a variety of ways. The information and maps contained within this site are intended to provide an up to date synopsis of who is monitoring for what species, where, how and when. This information can help managers and researchers to determine if the current level of monitoring is sufficient, or whether efforts should be redirected to better fulfill various needs. 

 

Quagga and Zebra Mussel Monitoring in the Pacific Northwest States and Canadian Provinces

 

Click on the map below to access the online database:

QZMusselMonitoringMap

 

 

Quagga/Zebra Mussel Sampling Methods Used by Western Organizations

Link to sampling methods

Procedures for conducting underwater searches for invasive mussels (Dreissena sp.) (US Dept Interior, US Geological Survey) 2010

 

Dreissenid Mussel Laboratories

Link to information on laboratories in the United States and Canada that process dreissenid samples

 

Quagga/Zebra Mussel Field and Laboratory Protocols

 

Amistad National Recreation Area

Arizona

Bureau of Reclamation

California

Colorado

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Oregon

Washington

Wyoming

 

Research Associated with Zebra/Quagga Mussel Sampling