President Obama Signs New Invasive Species Executive Order

On December 5, 2016 President Obama signed a new Executive Order “Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species.” This order updates an existing invasive species Executive Order (13112), which has been in place since 1999.

“This order amends Executive Order 13112 and directs actions to continue coordinated Federal prevention and control efforts related to invasive species. This order maintains the National Invasive Species Council (Council) and the Invasive Species Advisory Committee; expands the membership of the Council; clarifies the operations of the Council; incorporates considerations of human and environmental health, climate change, technological innovation, and other emerging priorities into Federal efforts to address invasive species; and strengthens coordinated, cost-efficient Federal action.”

 

The full Executive Order is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/12/05/executive-order-safeguarding-nation-impacts-invasive-species