NAISMA serves as the voice of invasive species managers and is elevating the issue to elected officials and agency leaders through strategic partnerships and advocacy.

NAISMA Government Relations Program

Invasive species prevention and management is a non-partisan issue that impacts our way of life: agriculture, biodiversity, commerce, environmental protection, forestry, natural resources, outdoor recreation, tourism, and water. The NAISMA Government Relations Program participates in strategic partnerships, educates and informs, and advocates for the invasive species management community.

NAISMA’s policy priorities, position papers, and take action opportunities:

NAISMA supports the following federal legislation:
NAISMA’s priorities for the 118th Congress include:
National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is an international event to raise awareness about invasive species, the threat that they pose, and what can be done to prevent their spread. NISAW provides a platform for individuals from local, state, federal, tribal agencies, regional organizations, private industry, and citizens to discuss legislation, policies, resources, and improvements that can be made to prevent and manage invasive species with elected officials and decision-makers.

NISAW Is scheduled for February 26 – March 3, 2024. NAISMA is planning an in-person experience in Washington D.C. and a free webinar series. The theme is Reducing Invasive Species Impacts on Native Biodiversity.

NISAW is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors and donors. Consider helping us to elevate the voice of the invasive species management community by becoming a NISAW sponsor today!

NAISMA is proud to participate in the following strategic partnerships:

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