Organizational Collaboration and Budget

Organizational collaboration is essential to achieve invasive species goals as these species do not respect jurisdictional boundaries.

NISC is structured to increase communication and collaboration at all levels of the Federal Government and with state, local and private partners, as well as with other coordinating groups such as the:

NISC supports and coordinates with ANSTF, FICMNEW and ITAP to ensure that federal resources are utilized efficiently and that the full scope of protection from invasive species is being addressed.

A key component of collaboration is coordinating budgetary priorities and goals. NISC, with input from ISAC, compiled the Invasive Species Performance-Based Budget for Fiscal Years 2004 through 2007, collating the expenditures of NISC member agencies on invasive species activities. Given the value of this information to assess spending by federal agencies over time, a streamlined effort to compile a crosscut budget was re-initiated in 2011 with annual updates.

Partnerships with state governments are critical to reaching invasive species goals. Collaboration and information sharing is also critical in the areas of information and data sharing and management, policy development, research, and outreach and training.