Member Agency Resources
Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA - AMS) (Ernest Allen)
Agricultural Research Service (USDA - ARS) (Rosalind James)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS) (Jonathan Jones)
Armed Forces Pest Management Board (DOD - AFPMB) (Douglas Burkett)
- Army Corps of Engineers (DOD - ACE) (Jeremy Crossland)
Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI - BIA) (Dave Edington)
Bureau of Land Management (DOI - BLM) (Gina Ramos)
Bureau of Reclamation (DOI - BOR) (Jolene Trujillo)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Russell Jones)
Farm Service Agency (USDA - FSA)
Federal Highway Administration (DOT - FHWA) (MaryAnn Rondinella)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA - NIFA) (Bob Nowierski, FICMNEW cochair)
National Park Service (DOI - NPS) (Terri Hogan, FICMNEW cochair)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA - NRCS) (Doug Holy)
Energy Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments (DOE - OESHA) (Eric Bradley)
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Program (DOI - FWS) (Jeffrey Herod)
US Forest Service (USDA - FS) (Mike Ielmini)
US Geological Survey (DOI - USGS) (Annie Simpson)
Invasive Species Program https://www2.usgs.gov/ecosystems/invasive_species/
- Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center: Invasive Annual Grasses http://fresc.usgs.gov/research/researchPage.aspx?Research_Page_ID=131
Western Ecological Research Center: Sahara mustardhttps://www.werc.usgs.gov/Project.aspx?ProjectID=95
Geosciences & Environmental Change Science Center: Cheatgrass https://gec.cr.usgs.gov/projects/sw/previous/cheatgrass/
Fort Collins Science Center: Tamarisk https://www.fort.usgs.gov/science/keyword/tamarisk-(Tamarix-spp)
Great Lakes Science Center: Phragmites http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/keywords/phragmites
Core Science Systems
USGS Pubs Warehouse search on Invasive Plants (n=341): https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/search?q=invasive+plants
Proceedings of the Workshop on Databases for Nonindigenous Plants https://nas.er.usgs.gov/publications/plant_workshop/npwrkshp/introduct.htm
CABI Invasive Species Compendium. USDA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife are members of the CABI ISC consortium, helping make this resource freely available on the Web.
National Invasive Species Awareness Week, formerly National Invasive Weeds Awareness Week (NIWAW), is a series of annual events and activities supported by a variety of public and private organizations concerned about the threat of invasive species and the need to increase the understanding of invasive species management issues in the United States.
FICMNEW agencies work cooperatively with Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC), Bugwood, WSSA, and many other public and private organizations to help support NISAW in the national capital area (Washington, DC). In addition, FICMNEW agencies collaborate with local organizations and private landowners to conduct NISAW events at the state and county level.
For more information on the annual NISAW events in Washington, DC visit https://www.nisaw.org/
Pulling Together Initiative is one of the only public-private partnerships to address invasive weeds nationally. Operated by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the PTI has awarded approximately $24M to 650 projects since 1997. For more information, see http://www.nfwf.org/pti/Pages/home.aspx
Major funding for the Pulling Together Initiative is provided by these FICMNEW member agencies: Bureau of Land Management, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service.
These guidelines provide a unified effort in developing a weed management program, including public awareness; a prevention program; a common inventory, mapping, monitoring, and reporting procedure; and methods of integrated weed management. An overall management plan and specific action plans can be developed for logical units of land within specific Weed Management Areas (WMAs).