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FICMNEW MEMBER AGENCIES (agencies with FICMNEW representative vacancies are in italics) & 2015 PLANNING RETREAT PRESENTATIONS

  • Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)

  • Agricultural Research Service (USDA)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - ARS (James)

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - APHIS (J. Jones)

  • Armed Forces Pest Management Board (DOD)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - AFPMB (Burkett)

  • Army Corps of Engineers (DOD)  (Cofrancesco)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI) (Edington)

  • Bureau of Land Management (DOI)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - BLM (Ramos)

  • Bureau of Reclamation (DOI) (Trujillo)

  • Environmental Protection Agency (Jones)

  • Farm Service Agency (USDA)

  • Federal Highway Administration (DOT)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - FHWA (Rondinella/Remley)

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - NIFA (Nowierski)

  • National Park Service (DOI)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - NPS (Hogan)

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - NRCS (Smallwood)

  • Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments (DOE) (Bradley)

  • US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System (DOI)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - FWS (Klavitter)

  • US Forest Service (DOI) (Ielmini)

  • US Geological Survey (DOI)     2015 Planning Retreat Presentation - USGS (Simpson)



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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).

During 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's charter directs the committee to coordinate, through the respective Secretaries, Assistant Secretaries, and Agency heads, information regarding the identification and extent of invasive plants in the U.S. and to coordinate federal agency management of these species. FICMNEW accomplishes these portions of its charter by developing and sharing scientific and technical information, fostering collaborative efforts among federal agencies, providing recommendations for national and regional level management of invasive plants, and sponsoring technical/educational conferences and workshops concerning invasive plants.

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


(Past presentations can be downloaded here)


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Thursday, October 27, 2022

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. 

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

MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

Charter (2008) (pdf)

FICMNEW fact sheet (2019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore