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National Invasive Species Week

February 26 through March 2 is National Invasive Species Week. Participate in events across the nation to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county. Plan your own event using the NISAW Toolkit – where and when it works for you.

Below is the schedule for activities in Washington, DC. If you plan on going to the events in DC, the organizers ask if you would participate in the Doodle Poll if you haven’t already.

Capitol Hill Lunch Seminars

Monday February 26 – Noon

Invasive Species and Infrastructure, Cannon House Office Building Room 421
Michael Vissichelli representing NISC and the US Army Corps of Engineers

Tuesday February 27 – Noon

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Cannon House Office Building Room 421
Dr. Sinan Abood representing USDA Forest Service

Wednesday February 28 – Noon

Gene Drives 101: Perspectives on Potential Invasive Species Management, Cannon House Office Building Room 421
Heath Packard, Island Conservation

Thursday March 1 – Noon

Early Detection and Rapid Response, National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Floor Conference Center
Stas Burgiel representing Department of Interior, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat, will moderate the panel. Panelists will include: Chuck Bargeron, Jhoset Burgos, Alex Dehgan, Marshall Meyers and Scott Miller

NA-IPC Webinars

Monday February 26 – 3:00 PM

SIIPA Model; Webmap on Early Detection and Rapid Response
Deb Stone and Becca VanKampen

Tuesday February 27 – 3:00 PM

Legal Issues Surrounding Invasive Species Management
Allen Pleus, Joe Panesko, Helen Speights and Stephanie Otts

Wednesday February 28 – 4:00 PM

Climate Change and Invasive Species
Bethany Bradley

Thursday March 1 – 3:00 PM

The Indiana CISMA Project
Troy Hinkle and Brian Kruse

Other Events

Tuesday February 27 

National Invasive Species Council’s Stakeholders Forum   – 9:00AM–5:00PM
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Floor Conference Center – www.invasivespecies.gov

MeetUp Happy Hour – 5:30-7:30 @ Hawk n Dove – downstairs (329 Pennsylvania Ave SE)

Wednesday February 28

2018 Invasive Species Advisory Committee meeting – 9:00AM–5:00PM
National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Floor Conference Center – www.invasivespecies.gov

Agency Fair – 4:30-7:30 in Rayburn House Office Building 2043-4

Thursday, March 1
2018 Invasive Species Advisory Committee meeting – 9:00AM–5:00PM

National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Floor Conference Center – www.invasivespecies.gov

NISAW Toolkit


Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition, Weed Science Society of America, Syngenta, the Wine Institute, Invasive Plant Control, North American Invasive Species Management Association, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, University of Georgia Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, National Association of Invasive Plant Councils, the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.

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