Position papers and other resources from the North American Invasive Species Management Association.

Resources on Government Relations in Invasive Species Management

Invasive species prevention and management is a non-partisan issue that impacts all Americans. Invasive species impact our way of life: agriculture, conservation, environmental protection, forestry, natural resources, outdoor recreation, tourism, water.

Position Papers

The Use of Pesticides in Invasive Species Management

Management recommendations and key ways that invasive species alter the heritage of our precious natural parks, forests, grasslands, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and other areas, as well as threaten our economy and human health. Download here.

Transportation Funding

Situation and NAISMA position released May 20, 2020. Download here.

Legislative Committee Letters

NAISMA advocates across all governmental regulatory agencies for for increased capacity for invasive species programs, along with the development of standards and indicators to measure the impacts of invasive species. As of August 1, 2021, accomplishments throughout the 117th Congress include:

Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee is responsible for being alert for and making the NAISMA Board of Directors and members aware of legislative issues pertaining to invasive species. This committee can construct responses to national and international invasive species policy issues as they arise, write position papers, and meet with other groups working on regional, national, or international policy issues that can have an impact on invasive species management.

Committee Goals

  • To coordinate and facilitate the implementation of National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) annually.
  • Communicate to the membership about international issues through the NAISMA listserv, newsletter, and social media.
  • Write position papers pertaining to relevant issues surrounding invasive species management. (i.e. position paper on Biocontrol for USDA APHIS).
  • Facilitate member communication with elected officials to increase attention and concern among legislators for invasive species concerns.
  • Hold a committee meeting at the annual conference to discuss legislative activities that impact invasive species issues.

Committee Members

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