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 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 Meetingis September 25th
(Past presentations can be downloaded here)
Meeting Location & Call-in Information
|Brianna Posadas, McKnight Fellow, University of Florida|
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
Thursday, January 27, 2022
1:00 pm EST/11:00 am MDT
|TBD: USGS Tools for Invasive Species Management||USGS Fort Collins Science Center staff, Colorado State University||Pending|
MOU's (memoranda of understanding)
Charter (2008) (pdf)
2019 draft) (pdf)
History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore