Oregon Invasive Species Network

The network includes all key players, partners and any entity or individual with a stake or interest in protecting Oregon from invasive species. The Oregon Invasive Species Network (OISN) serves as a hub for information and a means for collaboration and coordination across the spectrum of invasive species efforts. The active involvement of network members determines the usefulness of the network.

If you would like to be part of the Oregon Invasive Species Network and would like to see your organization listed here, visit the Get Involved page to sign up!

Key Players

A key player is a governmental agency or other organization that is significantly engaged in implementing actions under the objectives on a statewide basis or whose efforts the Council recognizes as significantly advancing one or more of the statewide objectives. This role involves implementation, statewide tracking, participation, and collaboration to ensure that Oregon achieves the objectives. Below are our key players and relevant invasive species programs.

Bureau of Land Management

Governor's Natural Resources Office

Oregon Department of Forestry

Forest Health Program

National Park Service

Oregon State Parks

USDA Forest Service—Pacifc Northwest Region 6

Forest & Grassland Health

Oregon State University

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

United States Department of Agriculture — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

National Invasive Species Council

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)


A partner is a governmental agency or other organization that has contributed to invasive species efforts and demonstrated commitment to achieving the statewide objectives. This role includes varying levels of implementation, statewide tracking, participation, and collaboration to ensure that Oregon achieves the objectives. Partners are invited and encouraged to coordinate with the Oregon Invasive Species Council. The OISC recognizes the following groups that play a part in this work:

Citizen Science Groups, Colleges and Universities, Community groups, Consumptive users (anglers, hunters, trappers), Cooperative Weed Management Areas, Hydropower facilities, Industry groups (agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, nursery, trade), Industry leaders, k-12 Educators, Law enforcement, Local Governments, Media Outlets, National and Regional Invasive Species Councils, National resource management agencies, Natural resource contractors, NGOs, Non-consumptive users (campers, hikers, photographers, sightseers), Nonformal educators, Outdoor retailers, Pet trade organizations, Port management organizations, Private landowners, Research institutions, State agencies, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Tribal Governments, Watershed Councils, Weed Control Districts

Currently Identified Partner Agencies and Organizations Include:

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Dig In
  • Friends of Outdoor School
  • Garlic Mustard Working Group
  • Idaho Invasive Species Council
  • Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council
  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Department of State Lands
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Office of Emergency Management
  • Oregon State Marine Board
  • Oregon State Parks
  • Oregon State University
  • Oregon State University Extension
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • Pacific NorthWest Economic Region
  • Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council
  • Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
  • Port of Portland
  • Portland Bureau of Environmental Services
  • Portland State University
  • Travel Oregon
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Washington Invasive Species Council
  • Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
  • 100th Meridian Initiative: Columbia River Basin Team
  • West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Willamette Riverkeepers