Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP)

The Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP) actively promotes partnerships and collaborative efforts to address invasive species on statewide, regional and local levels (e.g., Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs), Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs), Invasive Species Task Forces, Invasive Species Councils, etc.).

A primary objective is to evaluate incentive programs and funds that are available to private landowners to assist with the control of invasive species.

The FISP website at floridainvasives.org serves as an information clearinghouse for these efforts. Target audiences are private land managers/owners, public land managers/owners, technical service providers (i.e., agencies and organizations that provide funds or technical assistance), and CISMA organizations.

In addition to the website, FISP provides a monthly conference call/online meeting for individuals involved or interested in Florida CISMAs, and speaks at multiple conferences, land manager meetings and CISMA start-up meetings.

Current FISP members include representatives from the following groups:

  • USFWS Partners Program,
  • USFWS Coastal Program,
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS),
  • Army Corps of Engineers,
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) Landowner Assistance Program,
  • FFWCC Invasive Plant Management Section,
  • Florida Dept. of Transportation,
  • Florida Division of Forestry (FDOF),
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD),
  • University of Florida IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants,
  • University of Florida IFAS Forest Stewardship Program,
  • Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management,
  • The Nature Conservancy, and
  • the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.

The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP) is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of partnership approaches to preventing and controlling invasives species through increased communication, coordination and shared resources in order to protect wildlife habitat, working lands, natural communities and biodiversity in Florida.

Contact Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP)

Contact Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP)

Karen Brown
University of Florida - IFAS - Center for Aquatic & Invasive Plants Florida and Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Councils
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville , Florida  32653
Phone: 352-273-3667


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Florida