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.
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.
Situation and NAISMA position released May 20, 2020. Download here.
NAISMA has joined the following:
Founded in 2003, NECIS is a coalition of environmental organizations and professional societies focused on promoting scientifically sound policies that prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species in the United States.
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 November 29, 2021, accomplishments throughout the 117th Congress include:
- NAISMA sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources and to the House Committee on Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in support of the (HR 5692) Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act of 2021.
- NAISMA sent a letter to the Senate Energy and Water Committee supporting draft AIS provisions related to WID in western Reclamation states
- NAISMA sent a letter to the House Committee on Natural Resources and sent a letter to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in support of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act.
- NAISMA sent a letter to the Congressional Appropriations Committees leadership, staff, and the Caucus Co-Chairs recommending budget allocations for invasive species among federal agencies.
- NAISMA signed onto the Wyoming-led letter urging the BLM to permit the use of Indaziflam.
- NAISMA joined The Entomological Society of America in a letter supporting H.B. 1389: The Invasive Species Prevention and Forest Restoration Act
- NAISMA signed onto a letter with over 350 non-academic organizations, led by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, to support the request for $11.5 billion in agricultural research infrastructure. The letter was submitted to House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership.
- NAISMA submitted a letter to APHIS in support of biocontrol of Chinese tallow trees. The letter was drafted by the Biocontrol Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
- NAISMA is sending a letter urging the White House Council on Environmental Quality to promptly approve the Department of the Interior’s request for five categorical exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act for invasive species control.
- NAISMA is submitting a letter in support of S.B. 626: Lacey Act Amendments of 2021.
- NAISMA signed onto a letter opposing the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act.