National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species

Our mission is to promote sound policies for preventing the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species in the United States.
Harmful non-native or invasive species can transform entire ecosystems and out-compete or consume native species to the point of extinction.
Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species

The NECIS coalition’s ambitious agenda for mounting a coordinated and comprehensive national response to the challenge of invasive species. Recommendations focus on improving use of invasive species risk assessments, modernizing species importation policies, and closing gaps in federal oversight and authorities. Read more >>

Asian Longhorned Beetle, photo by Mike Benedetti

Invasive Species Basics

Invasive Species are harmful non-native species that can cause serious damage to our environment and economy. Once introduced and established, these species are difficult and costly to eradicate or control. As a result, preventing their arrival is the most effective approach for reducing the harm they pose. NECIS strives to prevent the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species in the United States in order to sustain our native species and ecosystems, and to protect the U.S. economy. Learn more >>

NECIS News & Action

EPA Failed to Protect US Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species, Court Says

In a unanimous 3-0 decision that has ramifications for waters across the country—from Long Island Sound to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico to San Francisco Bay—the U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit ruled on October 6th that the U.S. EPA failed its responsibility under the Clean Water Act to pr ...[Read More]

NWF Praises Constrictor Snake Species Listing as “Injurious Species”

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) praised the March 6th announcement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) that it is banning import of four species of large constrictor snakes that pose a serious risk to America’s wildlife and their habitats. Large non-native constrictors, such as the ...[Read More]