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Comment: updated fact sheet to 2019 draft; removed Oct meeting call in; added next open meeting TBD


FICMNEW continues to bridge the gap between federal agency invasive plant management and science activities and has been a driving force behind the national emphasis against the broader invasive species threat.

Next Open Meeting

October 30, 2019

To be determined

Latest meeting


(Past presentations can be downloaded here)


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Wednesday, October 30th, 2:30-3:30 PM ET

Version 2.0 of a comprehensive list of U.S. non-native species and how it may relate to FICMNEW

The USGS' recent update of its list of non-native species established in Alaska, Hawaii, and the conterminous United States is a compilation and analysis of authoritative assertions of the nonindigenous status of all taxa in our nation.
Is a subset of this list relevant to weed managers and decision makers? Following the presentation and any resulting questions, join us in a conversation to discuss possible parameters of a potential FICMNEW weed list.

Annie Simpson, biologist and information scientist, U.S. Geological Survey

Call in information:

For WebEx click here. Meeting # 196 187 058.   No password needed.
If this link does not work for you, go to
Click 'join' at top right and enter meeting number:  196 187 058
Audio: +1-415-655-0001 (US TOLL) Access code: 196 187 058      

Or in person, go to: U.S. Forest Service's Fire Camp conference room, Promenade floor, basement (follow the signs) at (201 14th St SW, Washington, D.C.) Metro: Smithsonian (blue/orange/silver) South exit
Photo ID required. 

MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

Charter (2008) (pdf)

Fact FICMNEW fact sheet (20172019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore