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.
- Biodiversity and Invasive Species
- Climate Change and Invasive Species
- Forest Health and Invasive Species
- Protect the West from Zebra/Quagga Mussels and other AIS
NAISMA supports the following federal legislation:
- Invasive Species Prevention and Forest Restoration Act
- Lacey Act Amendments
- Recovering America’s Wildlife Act
- Stamp Out Invasive Species Act
- Stop the Spread of Invasive Mussels Act
- Increased capacity, funding, and improved coordination for invasive species prevention and management.
- Prioritizing the coordinated development and implementation of invasive species management programs and funding authorized in the National Invasive Species Act, the Farm Bill, and the Water Resources Development Act.
- Supporting appropriations for invasive species management as authorized in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Public Law 117-58.
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.
- The Alliance for America’s Fish and Wildlife
- The Aquatic Invasive Species Commission
- The Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC)
- The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species