NAISN's mission is to enhance management of invasive species issues in North America through a network that provides services that include: data for assessment and prediction; a forum to develop collaborative prevention and response initiatives; a methodology to capture and present peer-reviewed best management practices; science-based decision tools; an international network of current research, management and prevention; an inventory of Technical Specialists available to advise on response to invasive species; outreach and education tools; and a forum to develop collaborative Information Technology.

There are three levels of membership:

  • Hubs are regionally- or internationally-based organizations and agencies that address invasive species issues through research, coordination, or management missions/efforts.
  • Nodes are government agencies, networks, and other organizational entities that are thematically focused and play a recognized role in invasive species research, management, public outreach, or policy.
  • Affiliates are individuals with invasive species interests and qualifications that align with the NAISN mission.

NAISN is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in the US and is organized exclusively for scientific purposes in the US, Canada, and Mexico. NAISN is governed by a Board of Directors and Bylaws.

If you wish to join NAISN, please complete the application below and send it to

All applications are formally reviewed by the NAISN Board of Directors, which grants membership by vote. You will be notified once the Board has reached a decision, within 90 days of your submission.

If you have questions about becoming a member of NAISN or if you would like more information, please contact: Don Schmitz, NAISN Managing Director.

Application for Membership