Empowering Invasive Species Management​

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) provides the connection, the tools and the voice you need to address the threats of invasive species.

NAISMA’s mission is to empower invasive species management in North America.


Join our community of invasive species managers, industry professionals, educators, and students by becoming a member of NAISMA.


NAISMA gives partner organizations professional training opportunities, outreach tools, and access to our international network.


NAISMA's programs aim to provide the support, training, and standards needed by the professional invasive species management community. 

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The NAISMA Professional Development Programs are designed to provide the education needed for professionals and students who are managing or learning to manage invasive species.
NAISMA offers a variety of online courses to help individuals grow in their knowledge and skills. Students will earn a certificate upon successful completion of our courses.
Join our free monthly webinar to hear from the experts about invasive species, with topics including data management, education, awareness, and legislation.

Latest News

Ventenata dubia, taken by Matt Lavin

Ventenata Dubia Added to NAISMA’s Prohibited Weed List

The process of adding a species to the list begins with a designated authority submitting a petition and risk assessment to the Weed Free Products Program Committee Co-Chairs.  This petition details the species’ potential and/or impacts to natural ecosystems.  

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NAISMA’s mission is to empower invasive species management in North America.


NAISMA’s vision is to ensure that all people have access to the support needed to effectively address the harms of invasive species in North America.


Help to implement invasive species management programs.

NAISMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NAISMA does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, national origin, physical or mental difference, (dis)Ability, politics, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or subculture. We strive to cultivate an Association built on mentorship, encouragement, tolerance and mutual respect, thereby engendering a welcoming environment for all.