Guidance and Coordination
The increasing threat from the spread of invasive plants in the United States has resulted in the need for increased coordination and collaboration at the local, state, tribal, national, and international levels to address the problem.
FICMNEW agencies play a leading role in these issues and collectively are increasing the collaboration betwen the Federal and non-federal sectors to improve coordination at all levels. Referenced below are some examples of the increased emphasis being placed on the invasive plant issue and other major aspects of invasive plant management in the United States.
- CWMA Cookbook: A Recipe for Success (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Executive Order 13112 for Invasive Species (PDF, 68 KB)
- Guidelines for Coordinated Management of Noxious Weeds: Development of Weed Management Areas
- A National Early Detection and Rapid Response System for Invasive Plants in the United States Conceptual Design
- National Invasive Species Management Plan: 2008 - 2012 (PDF, 255 KB)
- The National Invasive Species Council
- The "Pulling Together Initiative" Grant Program
- Weeds Across Borders 2008: Conference Proceedings (PDF, 74 KB)
FICMNEW Position Papers
- FICMNEW Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Issue Paper (PDF, MB)
- FICMNEW Issue Paper on Invasive Plant Management Using Integrated Pest Management (PDF, MB)
Additional Papers of Interest
- Biofuel Feedstocks: The Risk of Future Invasions (PDF, 1.5 MB)