Signatories & Partners
FISP has 15 signatories and 5 partners that work together to make FISP successful
Audubon of Florida
For more than a century Audubon has encouraged people to take care of the places that make Florida special. Using science to guide our priorities and birdlife to measure ecosystem health, Audubon advocates for the protection of land, water, and wildlife.
Florida Department of Environment Protection
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection focuses on environmental management and stewardship. DEP is divided into three primary areas. Land and Recreation programs acquire and protect lands for preservation and recreation. Regulatory programs safeguard natural resources by overseeing permitting and compliance activities that protect air and water quality, and manage waste cleanups.Ecosystem Restoration programs protect and improve water quality and aquatic resources including America’s Everglades, Florida’s springs and coastal resources.
Florida Department of Transportation
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT or Department) is an executive agency, which means it reports directly to the Governor. FDOT’s primary statutory responsibility is to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable, and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities.
FISC (formerly FLEPPC)
The mission of the Florida Invasive Species Council (FISC) is to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in Florida through the exchange of scientific, educational, and technical information. FISC is a non-profit organization and is not a regulatory agency.
Florida Forest Service
The Florida Forest Service (FFS) consists of more than 1,250 dedicated employees with the mission to protect and manage the forest resources of Florida, ensuring that they are available for future generations.
Florida Native Plant Society
The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. They create nature trails, hold native plant sales, protect native habitats, speak out and learn.
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
The Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a nationally accredited, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable zoo featuring a paved path nearly a mile long past rare animals residing within a historic tropical garden of exotic plants first planted in 1919. The Zoo cares for rare flora and fauna here and around the world, including planting over 25,000 trees a year in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.
Southwest Florida Water Management District
The District encompasses roughly 10,000 square miles in all or part of 16 counties and serves a population of nearly 5 million people. The goal of the District is to meet the water needs of current and future water users while protecting and preserving the water resources within its boundaries.
Suwannee River Water Management District
The Suwannee River Water Management District manages water and related natural resources in north-central Florida by providing water quality and quantity monitoring, research, regulation, land acquisition and management, and flood protection.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
University of Florida – IFAS
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, the disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where servicemembers train, work and live.
US Fish & Wildlife Service
The US Fish & Wildlife Service’s mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
Florida Grazing Lands Coalition
The Florida Grazing Lands Coalition (FGLC) is the state member of the National Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI).The Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative is a nationwide collaborative process of individuals and organizations working together to maintain and improve the management, productivity, and health of the Nation’s privately owned grazing land.
Florida Natural Areas Inventory
The Florida Natural Areas Inventory is Florida’s Natural Heritage Program and state member of the NatureServe network. They are housed within the Florida Resources and Environmental Analysis Center at Florida State University. They manage a database of current information on Florida’s rarest species, maintain an inventory of the state’s conservation land holdings, and conduct ecological surveys and analyses to support conservation planning and land management. Our program is entirely supported by projects developed in cooperation with agency partners.
University of Georgia
The University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health integrates information technology applications and graphic design tools with scientific based resources to provide a wide array of services. Their mission is to develop, consolidate, and disseminate information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management through technology development, program implementation, training, applied research and public awareness at state, regional, national, and international levels.
Weed Wrangle© is a Garden Club of America stewardship program for all communities whose mission is to establish partnerships that connect volunteers and public lands for the purpose of education and eradication of invasive plants followed with the planned restoration of native plant communities. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population.