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FICMNEW MEMBER AGENCIES (agencies with FICMNEW representative vacancies are in italics)

  • Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA)

  • Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA)

  • Armed Forces Pest Management Board (DOD)

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI)

  • Bureau of Land Management (DOI)

  • Bureau of Reclamation (DOI)

  • Environmental Protection Agency 

  • Farm Service Agency (USDA)

  • Federal Highway Administration (DOT)

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)

  • National Park Service (DOI)

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA)

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

  • US Fish & Wildlife Service, Branch of Wildlife Resources, National Wildlife Refuge System (DOI)

  • US Forest Service (DOI)

  • US Geological Survey (DOI)

 

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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 DOI-NPS (Terri Hogan) and DOE (Eric Bradley).

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

Presentation

(Past presentations can be downloaded here)

Presenter


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1:00 pm EDT/11:00 am MDT

The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative: Regional Coordination, Adaptive Management, and New Treatments for an Invasive Grass

Kurt Kowalski, Research Ecologist

U.S. Geological Survey - Great Lakes Science Center

Join from the meeting link: https://doe.webex.com/doe/j.php?MTID=mc90202ecfa0679fa3c27481ac57eb9f6

Meeting number (access code): 2762 447 6319

Meeting password: DnEJJ8hMi89

Join by phone

 +1-415-527-5035 US Toll 
+1-929-251-9612 USA Toll 2

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 University

Pending


MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

Charter (2008) (pdf)

FICMNEW fact sheet (2019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore

Accomplishments