The organization behind National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the PlayCleanGo program invites you to become part of the solution to protect America’s landscapes.
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The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is the continent’s authority on invasive species management.
We are here to serve invasive species managers, researchers, and policy makers through:
- International and National Standards
- Position Papers
- Professional Development
- Outreach Tools
- Sharing Expertise
Explore our website and see what NAISMA can offer you.
UNLOCKED DURING APRIL
Webinar Library – We have unlocked recordings of all past webinars (before April 2020) for everyone to view free during the month of April.
These resources are ALWAYS FREE:
- Early Detector – This enewsletter is always free and features invasive species news from around the continent.
- Blog – You can always read NAISMA’s blog for free.
- PlayCleanGo – An educational outreach program that offers turnkey marketing materials. We have many PlayCleanGo resources that are free to use.
- NISAW – We are the leading organizer behind National Invasive Species Awareness Week. Our NISAW resources and webinars are always free to access.
- Past Presentations – Access presentations given at our 2019 Annual Conference.
Be a part of the solution!
- Members always have access to all webinar recordings
- Receive a quarterly member newsletter
- Access our members-only forum
- 10% discount on annual conference registration (25% off for our virtual conference in 2020)
- Registration fee waived for online ISM course
- PlayCleanGo Starter Kit ($25 value)
Our mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive species prevention and management in North America.
We help our members implement invasive species management programs, and we won’t stop until North America’s lands and waters are protected from invasive species.
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Much to look forward to in May and June.
You can help educate North America on invasive species this spring.
The spring shake-up of coronavirus has seen many of our members in “complete stop-mode,” due to either funding or social distancing limitations. Others have had to scramble for new options on volunteer events, invasive species treatment strategies, and restoration research.
While NAISMA has adjusted to this season’s new ways of life, the most important things have remained constant. We are here to support North America’s community of invasive species managers.
- In April, we opened our entire webinar library to view by everyone for free. If you missed the month of free webinars, you can become a member to access more than 20 videos at any time. You can also scroll down to see five webinars from NISAW Part I this year.
- We decided to host our annual conference online rather than in-person this year.
- Our committees are giving a lot of thought toward risk assessment to help you prioritize your efforts in the future.
- Our staff has kept our members high on our mind. We started a new monthly First Friday virtual networking event, and modified our programming to accommodate for new ways of doing business.
Resources to Help You Do Outreach
One of the biggest impacts of social distancing has been on how we share information and coordinate the physical work of invasive species management.
Fortunately with social media and other gifts of technology, we can get creative on how we educate the public and each other. Here’s what we’re looking forward to:
- National Invasive Species Awareness Week is May 16-23, 2020. We offer social media templates and images for you to use online and recommendations for ways you can raise awareness and keep volunteers involved.
- Mark your calendars and start planning for PlayCleanGo Awareness Week June 6-13.
- You have until May 15 to submit an abstract to present at the virtual invasive species conference.
If you are passionate about our mission to support invasive species prevention and management in North America, we ask you to join us. You’ll be able to access the webinar library long after the stay-at-home orders are lifted, and you’ll be supporting the largest association of invasive species managers in North America.
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Challenges and New Technology for Managing Invasive Fish
- Matthew Neilson, staff scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species Database Program
- Joe Maroney, Director of Fishery and Water Resources, Kalispel Tribe of Indian
- Janine Bryan, VP of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Whooshh Innovations
- Kevin Irons, Aquatic Nuisance Species Program and Aquaculture Program Manager with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Overcoming Triclopyr Confusion: Safety, Efficacy, and Selectivity Issues for Applicators
Presented by Dr. Stephen Enloe, Associate Professor in the Agronomy Department at the IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants in Gainesville, Florida
Triclopyr is an auxin type herbicide that is widely used for invasive plant control in aquatic and upland systems. Historically, there have been two formulations, an ester and an amine, which have generally separate but occasionally overlapping use patterns. This has resulted in confusion among many land managers on what triclopyr formulation to use. Recent advances in triclopyr technology may exacerbate this issue as two additional triclopyr formulations, an acid and a choline have become available. This talk will help land managers overcome triclopyr formulation confusion and provide clear technical specifications on the similarities, differences, and label use patterns of the four formulations.
Pathways, Coordination, and Legislation Update of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention
Presented by Robert Walters, Invasive Species Program for Colorado Parks and Wildlife
First, Walters provides a brief overview of the AIS of highest concern and corresponding management strategies. The presentation focuses on pathway management for high priority species, including successes, challenges, and gaps. Walters summarizes multi-jurisdictional coordination efforts that are ongoing, in addition to public-private partnerships. Finally, he discusses key legislation that supports AIS prevention and management efforts.
Regulations That Apply to Moving Firewood Right Now
Presented by Leigh Greenwood, The Nature Conservancy
The regulations that apply to firewood are often not entirely about the firewood itself, which makes it hard to fully categorize and understand the tangled web of rules and quarantines in North America. This webinar was first presented in 2018 and was so popular that it has become an annual tradition (as the regulations do change fairly often!). During this presentation, the manager of Don’t Move Firewood, Leigh Greenwood, will describe all the different ways in which current regulations criss-cross to create a confusing, and fascinating, regulatory landscape. This year, she’ll include the hot topic of the potential deregulation of emerald ash borer as well- and how that might interface with existing and/or new state based regulations. As always, she’ll do her best to accurately represent the scope of a whole continent’s rules and regulations in just one action-packed hour.
What is The National Invasive Species Council?
- Stas Burgiel, NISC Executive Director
- Jeff Morisette, NISC Chief Scientist
- Hilary Smith, Department of the Interior, Senior Adviser for Invasive Species
- Phil Andreozzi, US Department of Agriculture, Invasive Species Coordinator
- Jeanette Davis, Department of Commerce/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean Science Policy Adviser
The National Invasive Species Council (NISC) was established to provide the vision and leadership to coordinate, sustain, and expand federal efforts to safeguard the U.S. from invasive species and their impacts. Over the past year, NISC has worked to reenvision itself institutionally and programmatically through the development of terms of reference and a new FY2020 Work Plan. These guidance documents focus on NISC’s high-level, whole-of-government perspective and direct the efforts of NISC staff toward convening and coordination to leverage existing efforts and amplify the federal impact in the fight against invasive species. In highlighting these efforts, this webinar will review NISC’s coordination mechanisms, its current thematic priorities, and efforts to engage with non-federal stakeholders. In addition to the presentation from NISC staff, senior advisers from the three NISC Co-Chair agencies will provide their perspectives on these federal coordination activities.