Invasive Species Management

Prevention

Prevention is the safest and most cost effective management tool.

CENTER FOR INVASIVE SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH
Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)

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Prevention Resources

CONABIO
National Strategy on Invasive Species in Mexico: Prevention, Control and Eradication


Control

CENTER FOR AQUATIC AND INVASIVE PLANTS
Control Methods
Developing Management Plans
Florida Invasive Plant Management Plans
Information for Aquatic Invasive Plant Managers

CENTER FOR INVASIVE SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH
Invasive Species Management and Control Information
Distribution Maps

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Planning and Prioritizing Invasive Species Threats
Inventory and Survey
Monitoring
Ecologically-based Invasive Plant Management
Control Methods
Prevention
Restoration and Revegetation


CISMAs/CWMAs

A Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) or a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, tribes, individuals, and various interested groups that manage invasive species (or weeds) in a defined area.

CISMAs and CWMAs share six basic characteristics. They:

  • Operate within a defined geographic area, distinguished by a common geography, weed problem, community, climate, political boundary, or land use;
  • Involve a broad cross-section of landowners and natural resource managers within its defined boundaries; Are governed by a Steering Committee;
  • Make a long-term commitment to cooperation, usually through a formal agreement among partners;
  • Have a comprehensive plan that addresses the management or prevention of invasive species within its boundaries; and
  • Facilitate cooperation and coordination across jurisdictional boundaries.

These groups bring together local citizens, landowners, non-profit organizations, industry, and city, county, state, tribal, and federal representatives to work towards a common goal—effective control of invasive species.

CENTER FOR INVASIVE SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEM HEALTH
CISMA/CWMA Resources

CENTER FOR INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT
Developing a CWMA/CISMA