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The mission of the PNW EPPC is to protect Pacific Northwest landscapes from invasive non-indigenous plants by providing an open forum to share information and to promote solutions.
The objectives of this organization are:
- To facilitate communication and to promote collection and exchange of information regarding all aspects of invasive plant status, control and management;
- To educate the general public and legislators on the environmental and economic impacts of invasive plants;
- Organize and/or support invasive plant management research efforts;
- To serve in an advisory capacity for the continued needs for funding, research, management and control of invasive plants;
- To provide a focus for the issues and concerns regarding invasive plants;
- To review invasive plant management problems and activities and provide updated information to interested parties;
- To provide forums where interested parties may participate in and share in the meetings and benefits from the information generated and promulgated by this Council.
We will also:
- Form working groups on particular taxa
- Write grant proposals and coordinate distribution of funds to those working on projects
- Hold regular conferences
- Produce carefully evaluated lists of plants of concern in the region
- Work with industries, such as the nursery industry, to prevent invasions through major pathways
- Produce publications and educational materials that can be distributed through the network to a wide audience
- Provide an early detection warning system (Early Detection Rapid Response, EDRR)
- Coordinate regional mapping and control projects
- Advocate for support at the local, state and federal level
- Link agencies, universities, and NGOs
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