Welcome to FISC
Florida Invasive Species Council – a non-profit 501(c)3
In an effort to retire outdated invasive species terminology, the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) formally changed its name to the Florida Invasive Species Council (FISC).
Researchers and extension professionals recently identified “exotic” as one of the 6 terms to avoid when communicating about invasive species (native invasive, invasive weed, alien, foreign, and nonindigenous have also been included). Misuse and misinterpretation of these terms create confusion in invasive species communication. For more information regarding invasive species terminology, please review this publication in the Journal of Extension here (Iannone et al. 2020).
Iannone III, B. V., Carnevale, S., Main, M. B., Hill, J. E., McConnell, J. B., Johnson, S. A., Enloe, S. F., Andreu, M., Bell, E. C., Cuda, J. P., & Baker, S. M. (2020). Invasive Species Terminology: Standardizing for Stakeholder Education. Journal of Extension, 58(3), 27.
The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Council is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in Florida through the exchange of scientific, educational, and technical information.
The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Partnership (FISP) is to facilitate partnerships that prevent and control the threat of invasive species on public and private lands and waters in Florida
Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas
CISMAs are an alliance of stakeholders addressing invasive species management regionally within Florida.
Partnering across the landscape, CISMAs are working to:
- Expand efforts across the landscape, rather than stopping at political or property boundaries.
- Form partnerships of federal, state, and local government agencies, tribes, individuals and interested organizations that manage invasive species.
- Address prevention, early detection and rapid response, monitoring, management, and education and awareness of invasive species.
REVIEWED EDDMAPS PLANT RECORDS