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About National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC)

The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at USDA's National Agricultural Library (NAL) to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council. Executive Order 13112 established the Council in 1999.

NISIC manages the invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. This Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

NISIC grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII), and the Council. The site began with less than 200 external resources. By June 2005, the Web site had more than 12,000 unique resources. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.

Invasivespeciesinfo.gov -- is managed by NISIC and was launched in 2005, built largely on the general content from the original Invasivespecies.gov Web site.

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Invasivespecies.gov -- is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council. The specific focus of the Council is to ensure that Federal agency activities concerning invasive species are coordinated, complementary, cost-efficient, and effective. The Council is also responsible for producing a National Invasive Species Management Plan.

NISIC continued to host the Council's Web site until August 2009, when the Council launched their new site.

For questions regarding the Council, please see: National Invasive Species Council - Contact Us.

ARS Magazine cover - July 2009Alien Creatures Featured at the National Invasive Species Information Center
USDA. ARS. Agricultural Research Magazine.
(Jul 2009 – Vol. 57, No. 6)
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