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National Invasive Species Council

The National Invasive Species Council is an interdepartmental council that helps coordinate and ensure complementary, cost-efficient, and effective federal activities regarding invasive species.

The Council was established February 3, 1999, by Executive Order 13112. The Council members include the secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, State, Defense, Treasury, Transportation, Health and Human Services, as well as the administrators of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The following are the established invasive species contacts for the USDA: USDA Coordinators Rebecca Bech and Deborah Hayes; backup APHIS Coordinator, Jack Edmundson; ARS Coordinator, Kevin Hackett; FS Coordinator, Dave Thomas; FAS Coordinator, Don Steck; and, NIFA Coordinator, Tom Bewick.


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