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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 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.

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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.

Wednesday September 25th

Next Open Meeting

is September 25th


Presentation

(Past presentations can be downloaded here)

Presenter


Meeting Location & Call-in Information

Mission LQ: a new citizen science app for lamb's quarters (Chenopodium album) data collection

Mission LQ is a mobile application recently developed for the University of the District of Columbia to collect information on the location of lamb's quarters growth in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia). The application was built using a user-centered design approach and was deployed this summer for user testing. Preliminary results show high usability with room for improvement in plant identification training. This crowdsourcing platform to collect data for precision agriculture is part of Ms. Posada's doctoral thesis. Her goal is to create a citizen science platform that can then be used to create machine learning algorithms. In turn, this crowdsourcing approach can be used to educate people about important agricultural issues.

Brianna Posadas

Brianna is a PhD candidate and McKnight Fellow at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville. She is the also graduate ambassador for the UF chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.

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)

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FICMNEW fact sheet (

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2019 draft) (pdf)

History - based on information provided by Bonnie Harper-Lore

Accomplishments