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:
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
FLORIDA INVASIVE SPECIES PARTNERSHIP
How to Create and Sustain a CISMA/CWMA
CWMAs may have different names in different parts of the country - for example, Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) in New York or Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) in Florida.