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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 (ISAC) is a group of non-federal experts and stakeholders established to provide advice to the Council on invasive species-related issues. ISAC’s primary duty is to “recommend plans and actions at local, tribal, state, [territorial], regional, and ecosystem-based levels to achieve the goals and objectives of the Management Plan.” 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/State coordination;
  2. Strengthening Federal/Tribal coordination;
  3. Identifying risks and opportunities for the application of emerging biotechnologies for invasive species prevention, eradication, and control;
  4. Assessing the impacts of invasive species on infrastructure; and
  5. Assessing the impacts of invasive species on wildlife health. 

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.