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Early Detection and Rapid Response Programs

United States Geological Survey (USGS): While invasive species prevention is the first line of defense, even the best prevention efforts will not stop all invasive species. Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is defined as a coordinated set of actions to find and eradicate potential invasive species in a specific location before they spread and cause harm. USGS activities that support EDRR span the geography of the country and address organisms and pathways most appropriate to address the needs of our partners. USGS provides scientific support to DOI Bureaus and other partners to aid in implementation of EDRR efforts and inform management actions. In certain cases, USGS leads multi-agency / partner rapid response efforts where specific skill sets are required.

Safeguarding America's Lands and Waters from Invasive Species. A National Framework for Early Detection and Rapid Response
United States Department of Agriculture