About the Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area


The Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (TC CISMA), which includes northern Palm Beach County, and all of Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties, had its first year anniversary this past November 2008. During this first year, we met 10 times, and had 14 active participants with representation from:

During our first year we:

Our Mission: to implement a comprehensive, cooperative approach across boundaries to address the threats of invasive species within the Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area

Our Goals:

  1. Reduce and control the spread of existing invasive species
  2. Prevent the extablishment and spread of new invasive species
  3. Build working relationships between public and private stakeholders to foster cost-effective control of invasive species
  4. Provide education and information exchange about invasive species among stakeholders
  5. Promote applied research in invasive species management

Counties: Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, N. Palm Beach

Strategic Plan: Treasure Coast Strategic Plan, Draft 6-01-09 (pdf)

Treasure Coast CISMA Coastal Program Agreement 2008-09: Agreement Summary