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Comment: Added Presentation and Agenda for Oct-2022 Public Meeting


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banner of the Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds

The Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic weeds (FICMNEW) represents an unprecedented formal partnership between 18 federal agencies with direct invasive plant management and regulatory responsibilities spanning across the United States and territories. FICMNEW was established through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by agency leadership in 1994 and 1997. It is currently co-chaired by DOE (Eric Bradley) and DOI-BLM (Seth Flanigan).


Next Open Meeting


(Past presentations can be downloaded here)


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Thursday, July 28October 27, 2022

1:00 pm EST/11:00 am MDT

Meet the Bureau of Reclamation’s Yuma Area Office Giant Salvinia Program

Nicholas (Nick) Heatwole is an Environmental Protection Specialist for the Bureau of Reclamation at the Yuma Area Office (YAO). Mr. Heatwole studied at the University of Arizona receiving a BS in Renewable Natural Resources with an emphasis in Wildlife Ecology in 1998. Nick has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field, working with Reclamation on NEPA and Endangered Species issues since 2005. He has been working with invasive species issues and managing YAO's Giant Salvinia Program since 2010.

Aaron Murphy is an Ecologist with the US Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center (TSC) in Denver, CO. Mr. Murphy has a BS in Conservation Biology and Ecology and MS in Conservation Technology from the Florida Institute of Technology. He has been involved with the research and management of invasive species since 2017, and began supporting YAO’s Giant Salvinia Program in 2019.

New Treatment Methodology for Hydrilla in Flowing Systems”

This presentation will be followed by a “round-robin” discussion and you will be given a chance to update everyone on what’s going on in your organization.

Dr. Ben Sperry

US Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Research and Development Center

Call in instructions will be sent via email. 

Please email if you are not on our elist and would like to receive a meeting invitation.