Strategic Plans, Action Plans, and Annual Reports

Regional Collaboratives

Gorse Action Group

The Gorse Action Group (GAG) is a collaborative group of representatives from federal, state, and county agencies and nonprofit organizations seeking to work together to assess the extent of gorse and create a strategic plan for control on the southern Oregon coast. Visit the Gorse Action Group website to learn more. 

Western Invasives Network


Pacific Ballast Water Group



Western Regional Panel


Pacific NorthWest Economic Region


Pacific Northwest Garlic Mustard Working Group

The Western Invasives Network mission is to prevent the introduction and to control the spread of the most harmful invasive plant species in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington by coordinating information and activities of Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs) and willing land managers. Visit the Cascade Pacific website to learn more.

The Pacific Ballast Water Group (PBWG) serves as a coordinating body to share information and formulate consensus solutions on ballast water management and research issues of common concern to regulators, managers, scientists and the shipping industry on the West Coast. The mission of the PBWG is to promote development and implementation of safe, economical, effective management of aquatic nuisance species associated with West Coast shipping. Visit the Western Aquatic Invasive Species Network webpage to learn more.

The Western Regional Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species was formed in 1997 to help limit the introduction, spread and impacts of aquatic nuisance species into the Western Region of North America. Visit the Western Regional Panel website to learn more.

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a statutory public/private non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Visit the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region website to learn more.

The Pacific Northwest Garlic Mustard Working Group is a collaboration between invasive plant managers and field staff working on surveying and control of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. By coming together to share observations, identify challenges and discuss treatment strategies, the working group enhances the collective understanding of garlic mustard impacts and solutions across the region. In addition to improving and refining best management practices, the working group also seeks to develop a composite view of the current work being undertaken. Developing a platform for collaboration promotes timely sharing of key information and supports a region-wide effort to contain and decrease garlic mustard presence in the Pacific Northwest. In Oregon, garlic mustard is known to occur in fourteen counties, and includes population centers in Northwest Oregon, Umatilla County, and the Rogue River. See the Garlic Mustard Working Group's 2014 poster on the King County website, here. For more information, please check out the Garlic Mustard Working Group resources available through the 4-County CWMA website or contact Michelle Delepine at

Invasive Species Tools

iMap Invasives

iMapInvasives is an interactive online GIS-based invasive species data management program. The iMapInvasives network is a consortium of programs in several US states and a Canadian province, and is led by NatureServe, an international conservation organization with a proven record of biodiversity data management and conservation research. Visit the Oregon iMapInvasives website to learn more. 

Other Invasive Species Resources

Wildlife Forever is committed to helping communities slow the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species and empowering best management practices for wise public use of America’s natural resources. With this new RAPID RESPONSE KIT, Wildlife Forever gives agencies, organizations and communities across the country the tools to quickly communicate about an infestation. This kit will help you:

  • Send out an urgent warning that a local lake has been infested with a specific Aquatic Invasive Species

  • Educate the affected public as to what they can – and should – do in this event to help prevent the further spread of the species

Download the Rapid Response Kit, usable press releases, videos, radio PSAs, and more here.

Wildlife Forever - Rapid Response Kit for Aquatic Invasive Species

America's hunters and anglers represent essential stakeholders in combating invasive species threatening native fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Preventing and controlling invasive species is an achievable goal. Linking invasive species management principles with the hunting and angling conservation ethic is critical. Invasive species threaten the future of hunting and fishing. Sportsmen and women across the nation are joining forces to defend their favorite places.

The documentary video, Defending Favorite Places, was produced on DVD as part of the National Invasive Species Threat Campaign with support from Wildlife Forever, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Center for Invasive Plant Management, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and many public and private organizations and individuals.

Watch the video on the US Forest Service's Invasive Species Program Page.

Defending Favorite Places: How Hunters and Anglers Can Stop the Spread of Invasive Species