Examining Invasive Species Policy

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Hearing Date: December 1, 2015 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn House Office Building

1201_Examining_Invasive_SpeciesPURPOSE:

• To examine the National Invasive Species Information Center (NISC) and its mission of treating and eradicating invasive species.
• To discuss the harmful impact of the non-native species.

BACKGROUND:

• In 1999, Executive Order 13112 was implemented with the goal of treating and eradicating invasive species. The order created NISC, which is charged with coordinating and tracking the efforts of the government to combat this issue across the executive branch.
• According to NISC, “Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.” Invasive species can be extremely disruptive to local ecosystems across the country and come in many forms, such as Asian carp, zebra mussels, and cheatgrass.

DETAILS:

WHAT: “Examining Invasive Species Policy”
WHERE: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
TIME: 2:00 p.m. EST

 

Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Jamie Reaser, Ph.D. Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council U.S. Department of the Interior Document
Mr. Scott J. Cameron President Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition Document
K. George Beck, Ph.D. Professor of Weed Science Colorado State University Document
Alan D. Steinman, Ph.D. Director and Professor, Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute Grand Valley State University Document

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