2022 Year In Review
In 2022, the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) experienced exponential growth in membership, outreach, and impact. NAISMA added five new board members and created two new committees (Board Development Committee and Finance and Audit Committee). We launched InvasivesU, an asynchronous learning library for professional development. We reached over 500,000 through National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and engaged over 750,000 people through our PlayCleanGo campaign. We look forward to the continued growth of NAISMA with our updated strategic plan and vision for the future!
These strategic goals were developed by the Board of Directors and staff.
Fundraising: Spent 2021 introducing fundraising and development. Reached a Silver-Star GuideStar rating.
GuideStar is the world’s largest database of nonprofit organizations. It provides donors with the information necessary to make smart decisions. With this 2021 Silver “Seal of Transparency,” you can feel confident your donation is going toward important invasive species management initiatives.
Thank you to our 2022 funders, donors, sponsors, ambassadors, presenters, and stakeholders.
“NAISMA is a North American leader in connecting and empowering invasive species managers and practitioners with conservation efforts, networks, and resources. Together, we are truly a bigger and more effective community, working to better protect our natural and cultural resources. I am proud to be a member and a leader in this organization, and we are laser-focused on building a great future!”
Talk about Managing for Resilience…
A BIG thank you to the Conference Planning Committee for picking up an entire North American conference in one month and moving it to a new venue in Kissimmee, Florida.
Thank you to our 2022 Annual Conference sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and volunteers.
18 Free Webinars
PlayCleanGo® is NAISMA’s outreach and education program. We provide materials to land managers and partner to help educate recreationists on doing their part to prevent the spread of invasive species.
The Certified Weed Free Products program is the only program in North America that provides land managers with assurance that noxious weeds will not be spread through the movement of forage, hay, mulch, or gravel brought in to the property. Weed Free Products maintains a list of standards, provides guidelines, and ensures uniform training and participation.