North American Invasive Species Management Association

our mandateNAISMA is a network of professionals challenged by invasive species: land managers, water resource managers, state, regional, and federal agency directors and staff, and nonprofit organizations. NAISMA's members are a diverse group of individuals who are involved in implementing invasive species management programs at all scales. 


Our mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive species prevention and management in North America.


Our vision is to have North America’s lands and waters protected from invasive species.

What We Do

NAISMA's programs aim to provide the support, training, and standards needed by the professional invasive species management community. NAISMA's work would not be possible without the support of our Sustaining Members. Thank you for your support!  Membership opportunities are affordable and provide discounts to all of NAISMA's programs. 

Become a Member



NAISMA Mapping Standards: Read and download the revised version here.

Registration is open for NAISMA's 2018 Annual Meeting, a joint conference this year with the Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference (UMISC) in Rochester, Minnesota from October 15-18, 2018. UMISC is organized by a coalition of invasive species organizations including the Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, Midwest Invasive Plant Network, Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council, and Wisconsin Invasive Species Council. This year marks UMISC's 10th Anniversary and NAISMA will be celebrating its 25th! This 2018 Meeting will be the largest conference on invasive species in North America. Join us!

The Fall semester of NAISMA's Online Invasive Species Management Training Program starts on Tuesday, September 4.  Join a growing number of invasive species professionals and students from all over the world to enhance your professional invasive species management skills. Boost your knowledge about the ecology, biology, history, management, policy, and prevention of invasive species. Visit the Program page for more information. Register here.

Join PlayCleanGo! Watch a webinar about PlayCleanGo here to learn why this campaign is becoming the leading invasive species outreach and awareness campaign in North America.

USDA, Forest Service Agreement with NAISMA will foster more collaboration and cooperation between organizations, better protecting over 500 million acres of public lands from invasive species in the U.S. Click here to read the full agreement.


NAISMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal Statutes relating to nondiscrimination. These include but are not limited to the discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, handicaps, and any other discrimination.

News and Events

  • Save the Dates! 2019 Annual Conference - Saratoga Springs, NY +

    Joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute. Sept 30 - Oct 3, 2019 Read More
  • Online Weed Free Forage and Gravel Certification Training +

    Learn how to become a Weed Free Forage and Gravel Partner. New Online Training to Certify Inspectors! Read More
  • NAISMA Newsletter - November 2018 +

      Get the latest news about NAISMA's programs and invasive species management, research, and policy here. Read More
  • PlayCleanGo: Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks +

    Become a partner with the fastest growing invasive species awareness brand in North America! Read More
  • Online Invasive Species Management Training Program +

    Very affordable courses offer Pesticide Applicator CEU credits, SAF CEU credits, and more! Read More
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