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California Agencies Aquatic Invasive Species Team (CAAIST)

As part of OPC’s mission to coordinate activities among state agencies to improve effectiveness, OPC staff participate in the California Agencies Aquatic Invasive Species Team (CAAIST). The purpose of CAAIST is to provide a formal coordinating network among the various California agencies and departments who manage aquatic invasive species (AIS). The team is led by the Department of Fish and Game Invasive Species Program, and is composed of state and regional resource managers involved in AIS issues. The following agencies attend semi-annual CAAIST meetings:

Bay Conservation & Development Commission
California Ocean Resources Management Program
California Tahoe Conservancy
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
California Coastal Commission
Delta Protection Commission
Department of Boating and Waterways
Department of Conservation
Department of Fish and Game
Department of Food and Agriculture
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Pesticide Regulation
Department of Toxic Substance Control
Department of Transportation
Department of Water Resources
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board
Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board
North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Ocean Protection Council
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board
San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy
Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
State Coastal Conservancy
State Lands Commission
State Water Resources Control Board
Wildlife Conservation Board


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