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



Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Annual Conference.This year will be a joint conference with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI) - Cornell University. Join us at the Saratoa Hilton in beautiful and historic Saratoga Springs, NY - September 30 - October 3, 2019 with internationally renowed scientists, policy makers, management specialists, academics, and invasive species managers. Learn more.

Online Invasive Species Management Training Program is accepting new participants. Registration is open and on-demand.  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 here to learn why this campaign is becoming the leading invasive species outreach and awareness campaign in North America.

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

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

  • Call for Board Nominations +

    At least three new Board of Directors positions are open beginning after the 2019 Annual Conference. Voting will occur at Read More
  • View the 2019 Conference Agenda +

    Conference Agenda is on our Attendify Mobile App and will be printed for conference attendees. Read More
  • Call for Annual Awards Nominations - Due Sept 5 +

    The NAISMA Annual Awards recognizes leaders in invasive species management across the continent. Awards will be presented to recipients at Read More
  • NAISMA Newsletter - Summer 2019 +

      Get the latest news about NAISMA's programs and invasive species management, research, and policy here. Read More
  • September 2019 eNewsFLASH +

    The latest news, resources, job listings, and more! 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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