About ISAC

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The National Invasive Species Council’s (NISC) high-level policy and planning activities benefit from the technical input provided by Federal agency staff,  and Federal inter-agency bodies working on invasive species issues, as well as non-Federal stakeholders. The Invasive Species Advisory Committee's (ISAC) primary duty is to “provide information and advice for consideration by the Council” on invasive-species related issues. ISAC members include representatives of state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, as well as academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. 

ISAC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and administered according to its bylaws. ISAC typically holds two meetings per year. All meetings are open to the public, and minutes of each meeting are publicly available. 

Since its creation in 1999, ISAC has provided valuable input to NISC on a wide range of Federal priorities and emerging issues. ISAC advice and other resources are available here.

Coordinated through the NISC Secretariat, ISAC is currently focused on the following topics: 

  1. Strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination;
  2. Exploring the risks/benefits of using advanced biotechnologies to prevent, eradicate, and control invasive species.
  3. Assessing the impacts of invasive species on wildlife health.
  4. Addressing the watercraft pathway.
  5. Addressing the managed relocation pathway.

ISAC members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior with extensive input from the other NISC members.  When there is a need to fill ISAC vacancies, the NISC Secretariat publishes a call from nominations in the Federal Register. No vacancies are available at this time.