The Aquatic Vegetation Project Work Team provides a forum for examination of the ecological effects of aquatic vegetation and treatment efforts, discussion and collaboration among scientists and managers working on aquatic vegetation ecology and control of invasive plants. The PWT formed in 2016 out of a need for coordination among new science projects and a recognition of the importance for increased and more consistent monitoring efforts. In addition to scientific discussion, this group has published a monitoring framework to track trends in vegetation species and coverage, and developed conceptual models of aquatic vegetation ecology in the Delta.
- Provide a forum where researchers can discuss research and monitoring activities on Delta aquatic macrophytes
- Provide guidance and evaluation of aquatic vegetation management efforts to improve aquatic habitat
- Support the development of detailed work plans for proposed new studies
- Coordinate with the Delta Region Areawide Aquatic Weed Project (DRAAWP) technical group and the Tidal Wetland Monitoring PWT to facilitate information sharing and communication among other groups also working on invasive macrophytes in the Delta