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ANS State Task Force
ANS State Task Force


The Colorado ANS Task Force (CANSTF) was formed in 2007 with the purpose of writing the State ANS Management Plan with the objective of maintaining the group as a working implementation team. The State Zebra and Quagga Mussel Task Force was formed in 2009 to review and implement the State Zebra and Quagga​ Mussel Management Plan.


The purpose of the Colorado ANS Task Force is to coordinate the implementation of ANS management activities between various governmental agencies and private industry. Long-term objectives of the Task Force are to raise the level of awareness about ANS and to ensure that ANS management is of high priority within our respective agencies.


The Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (CANSTF) is coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife to serve as an open forum for communication and collaboration on aquatic nuisance species management in Colorado.  The CANSTF operates as a voluntary working group consisting of state, federal and local governments, private industry and non-governmental organizations.


  • City of Arvada
  • City of Aurora
  • City of Boulder
  • City of Lakewood
  • City of Westminster
  • Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • Colorado Department of Health and the Environment
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Colorado Division of Water Resources
  • Colorado Fish Health Board
  • Colorado Marine Dealers Association
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Colorado River Water Conservancy District
  • Colorado Springs Utilities
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado Water Conservation Board
  • Denver Water
  • Dillon Marina
  • Dolores Water Conservancy District
  • Frisco Marina
  • Great Lakes Marine
  • Heeney Marina
  • Lake County
  • Larimer County
  • National Park Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • ​Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District
  • NW Council of Governments
  • Private Aquaculture Industry
  • Pueblo Board of Water Works
  • Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
  • Ruedi Water and Power
  • SE Water Conservancy District
  • Summit County
  • Trout Unlimited
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • US Bureau of Land Management
  • US Bureau of Reclamation
  • ​US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • US Forest Service​
  • Wolford LLC