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.

6 new board members
Todd Boller, Fillmore County Weed Control; Andrea Moe, Nevada Department of Ag; Heidi Kennedy, Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc.; Karen Laitala, Powell County Weed Board Coordinator; Vasiliy Lakoba, The American Chestnut Foundation, Liz Lodman Stine
New Team members
Tina Page, Shop Manager; Michelle Huntley, Membership and Marketing Manager; Lindsey Cathcart, PlayCleanGo Manager; Christie Trifone Millhouse, Executive Director
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People reached on NAISMA's social media channels.
27% Increase
In Google searches and pageviews of NAISMA websites.
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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.

New Webinar Area

To better serve members, staff spent weeks developing a new members-only webinar area to better give members access to our entire archive of video content.
Conference registrants from 32 states and 3 Canadian Provinces.
Conference presenters.
Sessions, workshops, and presentations.
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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.

EDDMapS Summit
NAISMA hosted a one-day virtual summit featuring training and discussions around the invasive species reporting tool EDDMapS. More than 400+ people attended, and we posted recordings on NAISMA's YouTube channel.
Biocontrol Summit
Over 360 people attended the third annual Biocontrol Summit, focused on connecting researchers to on-the-ground practitioners and experiences.
weed biocontrol fact sheets for use by managers and land owners created by the Classical Biocontrol Committee
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18 Free Webinars

The most popular webinar was NISAW’s "Climate Change and Invasive Species" webinar that saw over 480 in attendance. In total, NAISMA hosted 18 free webinars, with recordings archived for viewing by members.
Invasive Species Manager Online Training Transitions to InvasivesU
With the end of the fall semester, NAISMA concluded its online training course in Invasive Species Management, which the association has offered since 2017.
NAISMA launched its new asynchronous, online learning library in 2022 with a new short course about NAISMA mapping standards and two new professional certificate courses!
Students participated in InvasivesU
Expand your knowledge and expertise by taking an InvasivesU course today!
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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.


new boot brush stations
social media impressions
engagements with PCG content

PlayCleanGo Store

Rebranded to NAISMA Shop and updated to new e-commerce platform, Shopify.

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.

Building on expansion work in 2020, NAISMA welcomed Alberta to its Certified Weed Free Forage program.
In 2021, NAISMA added videos, supplemental materials, and the inclusion of new mulch standards to its online training program.
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Total number of participating organizations from 27 states. MOU holders are counties, states, non-governmental organizations, and provinces.
NAISMA hosted National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) in 2022
NISAW 2022
1,420+ virtual-event attendees
five NISAW webinars and three Congressional briefings
6 position papers
with corresponding policy webpages and advocacy systems were created on NISAW.org.
Launched a new digital letter “Take Action” campaign created to empower advocacy among members and supporters.
500,000+ people were impacted through social media
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New Partnerships

Participated on the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Aquatic Invasive Species Commission

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