Plant Invaders

Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species: A Coordinated and Comprehensive National Response

Today the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) released a document outlining a vision for a comprehensive national response in order to tackle the challenge of invasive species.  The vision is intended to address the inadequate authority, capacity, and coordination of the current federal response to invasive species issues. The NECIS vision is unique in that it emphasizes t ...[Read More]

NECIS Comments on First Species Proposed for Screening List

On September 26th, the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) submitted recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on an important new rule as part of the regulations that govern the importation of plants. NECIS has worked for years to strengthen federal screening of horticultural imports.  In 2011 USDA APHIS compl ...[Read More]

NECIS releases An Action Plan on Invasive Species, for the Administration and the 112th Congress

NECIS groups outline the policy changes needed to curb invasive species introduction and spread, with a focus on screening intentional imports, preventing inadvertent introductions, and addressing funding gaps. NECIS-brochure-2011