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 and 1997. It is currently co-chaired by DOE (Eric Bradley) and DOI-BLM (Seth Flanigan).
During 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 Meeting
Wednesday, May 30th
2:30 PM ET/1:30 CT
12:30 MT/11:30 PT
"Unicorn Caught? A Presentation of the Results from CD3/Wildlife Forever Waterless Cleaning Station Pilot"
Edgar Rudberg, CEO CD3
Call -in number: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 140898520#
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/140898520
FICMNEW MEMBER AGENCIES and PRINCIPALS (agencies with FICMNEW representative vacancies are in italics)
Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA - AMS) (Ernest Allen)
Agricultural Research Service (USDA - ARS) (Rosalind James)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS) (Jonathan Jones)
Armed Forces Pest Management Board (DOD - AFPMB) (Douglas Burkett)
- Army Corps of Engineers (DOD - ACE) (Jeremy Crossland)
Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI - BIA) (Dave Edington)
Bureau of Land Management (DOI - BLM) (Gina Ramos, FICMNEW cochair)
Bureau of Reclamation (DOI - BOR) (Jolene Trujillo)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Russell Jones)
Farm Service Agency (USDA - FSA)
Federal Highway Administration (DOT - FHWA) (MaryAnn Rondinella)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA - NIFA) (Bob Nowierski, FICMNEW cochair)
National Park Service (DOI - NPS) (Terri Hogan, FICMNEW past cochair)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA - NRCS) (Gerry Moore)
Department of Energy, Office of Sustainable Environmental Stewardship (DOE - AU-21) (Eric Bradley)
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Ecological Services Program (DOI - FWS) (Jeffrey Herod)
US Forest Service (USDA - FS) (Mike Ielmini)
US Geological Survey (DOI - USGS) (Annie Simpson)
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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