The undersigned recognize that invasive, non-native species can cause considerable damage to Florida's lands and waters, including native plant and wildlife habitat, farmland, forests, water resources, and scenic vistas.
WHEREAS, the undersigned recognize that if landowners and land managers, both public and private, wish to achieve long-term success in controlling and reducing the threat of invasive, non-native species in Florida, it is critical to:
THEREFORE, the mission of the Florida Invasive Species Partnership is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of preventing and controlling invasive non-native species through partnering to increase communication, coordination and use of shared resources in order to protect wildlife habitat, working agricultural and forest lands, natural communities and biodiversity in Florida.
THEREFORE, we, the members of the Florida Invasive Species Partnership, declare that it is our desire to work together to protect Florida's lands and waters by furthering the following goals and objectives:
The undersigned partners recognize that the commitments made herein are aspirational only and do not constitute binding legal commitments to program projects or expenditures.
Association of Florida Native Nurseries
Audubon of Florida
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Forestry
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Florida Native Plant Society
Florida Wildflower Foundation
National Park Service
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Suwannee River Water Management District
The Nature Conservancy
University of Florida - Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystmen Health - University of Georgia
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service