The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) is a partnership of leading organizations involved in invasive species policy and action. Coalition partners include conservation organizations, environmental advocacy groups, and scientific professional societies. These partners collectively represent thousands of scientists, policy experts, and advocates dedicated to preventing the introduction of new invasive species and stopping the spread of existing invaders.

National Association of Invasive Plant Councils

The National Association of Invasive Plant Councils (NAIPC) is a coalition of state and regional councils representing professional natural resource managers, scientists and others with an interest in invasive plant management. The coalition promotes effective policy and practice for management of invasive plants in natural areas.

Center for Invasive Species Prevention

CISPThe Center for Invasive Species Prevention strives to advance policy and non-governmental approaches to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. We work through engaging stakeholders, educating the public and decision-makers and advocating for effective measures to government officials.

The Nature Conservancy

TNCLogoPrimary_RGBThe Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.


The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS) was founded in 1937 and is a non-profit professional society representing wildlife biologists and managers, dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission is to inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.

Natural Areas Association
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The Natural Areas Association exists to support the community of professionals, students and others who share a passion for our natural areas. We help members reach their professional goals, promote natural areas management based on sound science, and support natural areas research. NAA’s membership is diverse; we welcome land managers, natural resources managers, conservation researchers, policy makers, educators, students, and volunteers.

Alliance for the Great Lakes

The Alliance is the oldest Great Lakes organization devoted 100 percent to the lakes. Our professional staff works with scientists, policymakers, businesses, community groups and everyday citizens to protect and restore the world’s largest surface freshwater resource. Our mission at the Alliance for the Great Lakes is to conserve and restore the world’s largest freshwater resource using policy, education and local efforts, ensuring a healthy Great Lakes and clean water for generations of people and wildlife.

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy is the Western Hemisphere’s bird conservation specialist—the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We take on the toughest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on sound science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.

Environmental Defense Fund

Environmental Defense Fund, a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.

Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife is dedicated to the protection of all native animals and plants in their natural communities. Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a major national conservation organization focused solely on wildlife and habitat conservation and the safeguarding of biodiversity.

National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation, founded in 1936, is America’s largest and most trusted conservation organization with more than 6 million members and 52 state and territorial affiliates. The National Wildlife Federation works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in safeguarding our wildlife, clean water and air, and public lands for future generations.

Ecological Society of America

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 that advances the science and practice of ecology and supports ecologists throughout their careers. The Ecological Society of America envisions a future where people embrace science to understand and foster a thriving planet.

North American Invasive Species Management Association

The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) is a network of professionals who implement management programs to prevent the detrimental impacts of invasive species to North America’s lands and waters. NAISMA’s mission is to support, promote, and empower invasive  species prevention and management in North America.

Entomological Society of America

The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, government, museums and gardens, and even private hobbyists.