Coordination & Leadership


Invasive species do not abide by political or jurisdictional boundaries and management efforts are not centrally organized. Our strategies include maintain an information clearinghouse, facilitating communication networks, ensuring adequate funding is available for management efforts, engaging in collaborative planning with diverse stakeholders, evaluating effectiveness, and coordinating closely with State of Oregon officials.


See actions associated with these strategies in the Statewide Action Plan

  1. Establish and maintain an online information clearinghouse for invasive species.

  2. Facilitate communication networks for sharing information and responding to invasive species threats.

  3. Ensure adequate funding is available to effectively prevent, control, and manage the introduction and spread of invasive species.

  4. Engage in collaborative planning to prioritize efforts.

  5. Evaluate effectiveness of current invasive species program and make recommendations for improvement.

  6. Coordinate invasive species issues among state agencies with guidance from the Governor's Natural Resource Office.

The 2016 Asian gypsy moth interagency eradication team. Credit: © Thomas Shahan, Oregon Department of Agriculture

The 2016 Asian gypsy moth interagency eradication team. Credit: © Thomas Shahan, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Situation: The Asian gypsy moth is closely related to the European gypsy moth, a well know pest in the eastern United States. The European gypsy moth has been known to defoliate as much as 12.9 million acres of forest in the easter United States in one year. The Asian gypsy moth females have the capability to fly, allowing them to disperse faster than the European gypsy moth.

Impacts: Defoliation, nursery stock quarantines, water quality, human health.

Cost: If a quarantine were to be put in place due to contaminated nursery stock it would adversely and seriously affect the $830 million dollar nursery industry and the $104 million dollar Christmas tree industry.

Pathways: Transported via egg masses on international and domestic cargo.

Campaign: In 2016, ODA conducted an extensive outreach and educational campaign, combining art, participatory process, stakeholder engagement, design workshops, and on-the-ground outreach. Asian Gypsy Moth, Threat & Opportunity Document

Key Players & Partners in Coordination & Leadership

Key Players

Governor’s Natural Resources Office, Oregon Invasive Species Council, Oregon Invasive Species Council Advisory Committee, Oregon Legislators, Tribal Governments


Bureau of Land Management, Cooperative Weed Management Areas, Industry leaders, National and Regional Invasive Species Councils, NGOs, Northwest Power and Conservation Council, Oregon Office of Emergency Management, Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, National Park Service, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon State Marine Board, Oregon State Parks, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service