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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 USDADOI-NIFA NPS (Bob NowierskiTerri Hogan) and DOI-BLM (Gina RamosDOE (Eric Bradley).

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.

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Open meetings are suspended until further notice. Notification of a change in meeting status will be sent out via the FICMNEW listservs.

Next Open Meeting

Presentation

(Past presentations can be downloaded here)

Presenter


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Pending

Pending

Thursday, July 29, 2021

1:00 pm EDT/11:00 am MDT


USDA Plants Database: New and Improved

Christine Taliga-Burton, Plant Ecologist

National Plant Data Team, USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service

Pending

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1:00 pm EDT/11:00 am MDT

TBD:  Phragmites management in the Great Lakes Region

Kurt Kowalski, Research Ecologist

U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center

Pending

Thursday, January 27, 2022

1:00 pm EST/11:00 am MDT

TBD:  USGS Tools for Invasive Species ManagementUSGS Fort Collins Science Center staff, Colorado State UniversityPending


MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

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