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Acronyms commonly used during FICMNEW meetings and in distributed notes, 

and in the wider invasive species community (where possible)

Additions or errors? email asimpson@usgs.gov

Term/ Acronym

Meaning

ACEArmy Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense (also COE)

ACK55

Bioherbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain ACK55

AFPMBArmed Forces Pest Management Board, Department of Defense
AFRIAgriculture and Food Research Initiative (NIFA), Department of Agriculture
AGOLArcGIS OnLine

AM

Ante Meridian (morning)

AMS

Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture

ANSTF

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture

APIApplication Programming Interface

APIPP

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

ARSAgricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture

ASAP

As Soon As Possible

BIABureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

BLM

Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior

BOR

Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior

BMPBest Management Practices
CABICentre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (now simply CABI)
CDOChief Data Officer
CIOChief Information Officer

CISP

Center for Invasive Species Prevention

CO

Colorado

COECorps of Engineers, Department of Defense (also ACE)

CONABIO

National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (in Spanish)

CRISPRClustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (gene editor)
CRPConservation Research Program, Department of Agriculture
CSREESformerly, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (now NIFA)

CWMA

Cooperative Weed Management Area

D7

bioherbicide Pseudomonas fluorescens strain D7

DC

District of Columbia

DHS

Department of Homeland Security

DNADioxyriboNucleic Acid
DODDepartment of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOI

Department of the Interior

DOS

Department of State

DOT

Department of Transportation

DwCDarwin Core data sharing standard

EA

Environmental Assessment

EAB

Emerald Ash Borer

EBVEssential Biodiversity Variable

EDDMapS

Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System

EDRR

Early Detection Rapid assessment and Response

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EMLEcological Metadata Language

EO

Executive Order

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EPMTExotic Plant Management Team (National Park Service)

EPPC

Exotic Plant Pest Council

ESAEnvironmental Site Assessment, also Endangered Species Act
ESRIEnvironmental Systems Research Institute

ET

Eastern Time

FACA

Federal Advisory Committee Act

FAQFrequently Asked Questions
FDAFood and Drug Administration

FEIS

Fire Effects Information System

FHWA

Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation

FICFEDFICMNEW elist for federal employees (formerly called SAFED)

FICMNEW

Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds

FNWLFederal Noxious Weeds List
FSForest Service, Department of Agriculture
FSA Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture

FWS

Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior

FYIFor Your Information
GAGeneral Assembly
GACGeospatial Advisory Committee (NWRS)
GEGenetically Engineered
GIOGeospatial Information Officer
GISINGlobal Invasive Species Information Network

GrSG

Greater Sage Grouse

IASInvasive Alien Species, or Invasive Species

ICR

Internal Control Review

IDIdentify or identification; also, Idaho
IPInvasive Plants

IPC

Invasive Plant Council; also, Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

IPM

Integrated Pest Management

ipmPIPEIntegrated Pest Management Pest Information Platform for Extension & Education
IPPInvasive Plant Program (NPS)
IR-4Interregional Research Project Number 4 (Minor Crop Pest Management Program of USDA-NIFA)
ISInvasive Species, or Invasive Alien Species

ISAC

Invasive Species Advisory Committee (FACA Committee of NISC)

ISCInvasive Species Compendium
ISTFInvasive Species Task Force, Department of the Interior
ITInformation Technology

ITAP

Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens

ITISIntegrated Taxonomic Information System (SI)

LLC

Limited Liability Company

MAP-21

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act 

MNMinnesota

MOU

Memorandum Of Understanding

NAISF

North American Invasive Species Forum (formerly Weeds Across Borders)

NAISMA

North American Invasive Species Management Association (formerly NAWMA)

NAISN

North American Invasive Species Network

NAPPRANot Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis (APHIS classification)
NARANational Archives and Records Administration
NASNonindigenous Aquatic Species

NAWMA

North American Weed Management Association (former name, now NAISMA)

NBVC

Naval Base Ventura County, Department of Defense

NCTCNational Conservation Training Center (FWS)

NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

NFWFNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization, generally not-for-profit

NIFA

National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Department of Agriculture (formerly CSREES)

NISAWNational Invasive Species Awareness Week (formerly NIWAW)

NISC

National Invasive Species Council

NISIMS

National Invasive Species Information Management System (BLM and NPS)

NIWAWNational Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (now NISAW)

NOAA

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency, Department of Commerce

NPS

National Park Service, Department of the Interior

NRCSNatural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture

NW

North West

NWRSNational Wildlife Refuge System (FWS), Department of the Interior

NY

New York

OESHA

Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments, Department of Energy

OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OPMPOffice of Pest Management Policy, Department of Agriculture

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy

PAPennsylvania
PCAPlant Conservation Alliance
PLANTSPlant List of Accepted Nomenclature, Taxonomy, and Symbols

PM

Post Meridian (afternoon); also, Presidential Memorandum

POCPoint of Contact
PRIMRPlanning and Review of Inventory and Monitoring on Refuges

PRISM

Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management

RAPPRefuge Annual Performance Plans (FWS)

RFP

Request For Proposals

RFS

Renewable Fuel Standard program (EPA)

RIN

Regulation Identification Number (EPA)

RLGISRefuge Lands Geographic Information System (FWS)

RRISC

Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition

SD-DA

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

SISmithsonian Institution
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
SppSpecies

SRTD

Seed Regulatory and Testing Division (AMS)

SW

Southwest

TBDTo Be Determined
TDWGBiodiversity Information Standards Taxonomic Database Working Group

TN

Tennessee

UGAUniversity of Georgia

URL

Web address; Uniform Resource Locator

US

United States

USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development

USDA

United States Department of Agriculture

USFS

United States Forest Service, Department of Agriculture

USGS

United States Geological Survey, Department of the Interior

UTMUniversal Transverse Mercator coordinate system

WAB

Weeds Across Borders (now North American Invasive Species Forum)

WGWorking Group
WGAWestern Governors’ Association
WHOWorld Health Organization

WRA

Weed Risk Assessment

WGS84geodetic datum World Geodetic System 1984

WSSA

Weed Science Society of America

WWCCWestern Weed Coordinating Committee
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