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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 USDA-NIFA (Bob Nowierski) and DOI-BLM (Gina Ramos).

During bi-monthly 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

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, from 2:30-3:30 PM ET


Pending

Pending

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MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

Charter (2008) (pdf)

FICMNEW fact sheet (2019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore

Accomplishments