Catalog Record

Invasive Species Monitoring Report from S&T Project 19214: Reclamation Ecological Research Laboratory (Eco Lab)

The Reclamation Ecological Research Laboratory (Eco Lab), formerly the Reclamation Detection Laboratory for Exotic Species (RDLES), provides expertise in field sampling, analytical microscopic, and molecular methods for the detection and identification of threatened and invasive species. The Eco Lab provides data that is utilized for environmental compliance and to manage invasive, threatened, and endangered species that impact Reclamation. The laboratory is currently focused on invasive dreissenid mussels and has developed expertise in multiple disciplines of this topic. The Eco Lab provides services to Reclamation regional and area offices, state aquatic invasive species (AIS) programs, water districts, and other agencies with a variety of monitoring and research projects. Over the last three years, as of August 30, 2021, the Eco Lab has received 3,926 samples. Of these, 176 samples were positive, all from Salt River Project reservoirs in Arizona. In addition, the Eco Lab provides monitoring of sites where mussels are established to assess population dynamics (e.g., Canyon Lake, AZ).
Generation Effort S&T Project 19214: Reclamation Ecological Research Laboratory (Eco Lab)
Location Western US
Themes Environmental
Tags Dreissenid, Quagga/Zebra Mussels, Detection, Monitoring
Reclamation Project
Reclamation Program Science and Technology Program

Location Information

Location Name Western US
Location Description The 17 western states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona..
Location Tags Reclamation Domain
Location Parent
State(s) Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Unified Region(s) Missouri Basin, Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Upper Colorado Basin, Lower Colorado Basin, Columbia-Pacific Northwest, California-Great Basin
Timezone MT
Elevation [ N/A ]
Vertical Datum NAVD88
Coordinates (lat, long) See Location Details
Horizontal Datum WGS84