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 USDA-NIFA (Bob NowierskiDOE (Eric Bradley) and DOI-BLM (Gina RamosSeth Flanigan).
During bi-monthly quarterly open meetings, FICMNEW members interact on important national and regional invasive plant issues and share information with various public and private organizations participating with the federal sector to address invasive plant issues.
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 MeetingOctober 30, 2019
(Past presentations can be downloaded here)
Meeting Location & Call-in Information
WednesdayThursday, October 30th27, 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.
Annie Simpson, biologist and information scientist, U.S. Geological Survey
Location: U.S. Forest Service (201 14th St SW, Washington, D.C.) Metro: Smithsonian (blue/orange/silver) South exit
1:00 pm EST/11:00 am MDT
“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.
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MOU's (memoranda of understanding)
Charter (2008) (pdf)
Fact FICMNEW fact sheet (20172019 draft) (pdf)
History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore