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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 FS (Bob NowierskiMike Ielmini) and DOI-BLM NPS (Gina RamosTerri Hogan).

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 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





(Past presentations can be downloaded here)


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Wednesday, November 28th

2:30 PM ET/1:30 CT

12:30 MT/11:30 PT


Fighting Back Against Invasive Winter Annual Grasses in the West: Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR), Long-Term Control Strategies, and Restoring Quality Pollinator Habitat


Dr. Brian A. Mealor, Director of the University of Wyoming’s Research and Extension Center in Sheridan, Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences

Dr. Derek Sebastian, Bayer Vegetation Management Area Sales Manager for Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana

Dr. Arathi Seshadri, pollination biologist and faculty in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University

Call-in Information

Call -in number: 1-646-558-8656

Meeting ID: 140898520#

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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.




MOU's (memoranda of understanding)

Charter (2008) (pdf)


FICMNEW fact sheet (


2019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore