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U.S. National Management Plans

Contains invasive species management plans for the U.S., organized alphabetically. For additional related resources, see:

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Invasive Plant Program Strategic Plan (2016)
DOI. National Park Service.
Produced by: Biological Resources Division (BRD), Invasive Plant Program (IPP) and Denver Service Center.
The NPS is working to manage invasive species on park lands through a suite of national and local programs including the NPS Invasive Plant Program (IPP). This strategic plan sets the course for the IPP by articulating a mission, vision, goals, and actions for the next ten years with near-term goals that will be reported on and revisited annually. The plan will guide annual work planning and major projects and identify and help prioritize program funding needs and initiatives.

Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (2013)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.
This Forest Service National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (Framework) prioritizes and guides the prevention, detection, and control of invasive insects, pathogens, plants, wildlife, and fish that threaten our Nation's terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. This Framework (Aug 2013) supersedes the agency's 2004 Invasive Species Strategy and Implementation Plan. The Framework responds to a 2010 USDA Office of Inspector General audit of Forest Service invasive species programs by providing a consistent, agency-wide approach to the prevention, detection, and control of invasive species.

National Strategy Will Help Safeguard Fish, Wildlife and Plants in a Changing Climate (Mar 26, 2013)
Department of Interior.
The National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy is the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources and the people and economies that depend on them. The Climate Adaptation Strategy provides a roadmap of key steps needed over the next five years to reduce the current and expected impacts of climate change on our natural resources, which include the spread of wildlife diseases and invasive species.

US Forest Service Takes Action to Confront the Threat of Invasive Species (Dec 5, 2011)
USDA. Forest Service.
The Forest Service has finalized the development of an internal directive to the Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2900 policy for invasive species management. This final invasive species management directive will provide foundational comprehensive guidance for the management of invasive species on aquatic and terrestrial areas of the National Forest System (NFS). The purpose of this policy is to bring existing efforts together for a more coordinated management approach.

Council or Task Force

Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force (ANSTF) Strategic Plan 2013-2017 (PDF | 891 KB)
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
The ANSTF is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic nuisance species (ANS) and coordinating governmental efforts dealing with ANS in the U.S. with those of the private sector and other North American interests. This updated plan was approved by ANSTF on May 3, 2012.

National Invasive Species Management Plan
USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.
Prepared by: National Invasive Species Council


An Action Plan on Invasive Species, for President Obama and the 112th Congress (Jan 2011; PDF | 3.9 MB)
National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species.
This report published by the National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species (NECIS) outlines three areas in which the Obama administration and 112th Congress can take action to stop invasive species in the U.S. 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.

National Road Map for Integrated Pest Management (May 17, 2004; PDF | 37 KB)
USDA Regional IPM Centers Information Network.

Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species: A Coordinated and Comprehensive National Response
National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species.
NECIS outlined an ambitious agenda for mounting a coordinated and comprehensive national response to tackling the challenge of invasive species. See also: Press Release - Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species: A Coordinated and Comprehensive National Response (Nov 4, 2013)

Federal Government

Forest Health Monitoring: A National Strategic Plan (Apr 2003; PDF | 204 KB)
USDA. Forest Service.

National Aquatic Animal Health Plan
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy
DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Nationwide Cooperative Effort

National Program 304: Crop Protection & Quarantine: Action Plan 2015-2020
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

National Sea Grant College Program - Strategic Plan 2014-2017 (PDF | 1.29 MB)
DOC. NOAA. National Sea Grant College Program.
See also: About Sea Grant for more information

National Strategic Framework for Invasive Species Management (2013)
USDA. FS. Forest Health Protection.

Safeguarding the Health and Value of American Agriculture Since 1972: Strategic Plan 2015-2019 (Jan 2015; PDF | 414 KB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

  • Turning Vision into Reality: "As we look to develop a plan for the future, we are committed to doing all we can at APHIS to ensure the health, marketability, and profitability of American agriculture." --Kevin Shea, Administrator, APHIS
  • Mission: "To safeguard the health, welfare and value of American agriculture and natural resources."

Strategic Plan: 2015-2019 (2015; PDF | 275 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
To accomplish its mission, PPQ focuses its work in three areas: safeguarding against the entry and establishment of pests; eradicating and managing those pests that become established; and facilitating the safe export and import of agricultural products. The APHIS plan also identifies various tactics PPQ will take to fulfill the Administrator's commitment to safeguard the health and profitability of American agriculture.

  • Mission: "We safeguard U.S. agriculture and natural resources against the entry, establishment, and spread of economically and environmentally significant pests, and we facilitate the safe trade of
    agricultural products."
  • Vision: "Healthy plants and safe trade for a strong and prosperous America."

State Wildlife Action Plans (SWAPs)
DOI. United States Geological Survey.
State wildlife action plans outline the steps that are needed to conserve wildlife and habitat before they become more rare and more costly to protect. Taken as a whole, they present a national action agenda for preventing wildlife from becoming endangered.


School IPM 2020: Reducing Pest Problems and Pesticide Hazards in Our Nation's Schools
IPM Institute of North America.
School IPM is a long-term collaborative initiative aimed at reducing pest problems and pesticide hazards in U.S. schools. We aim to educate school administrators, facility managers, maintenance, custodial and grounds staff, teachers, parents and anyone involved in improving environmental quality for children about the benefits of Integrated Pest Management, a low-risk discipline of proactive, preventative, common sense pest management.

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