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Invasive Species: The Nation's Invasive Species Information System
The United States Government's Invasive Species website is the gateway to Federal efforts concerning invasive species. On this site users can learn about the impacts of invasive species and the Federal government's response, as well as read select species profiles and find links to agencies and organizations dealing with invasive species issues. This is also the website for the National Invasive Species Council, which coordinates Federal responses to the problem. Users can access geographically specific information on invasive species, a variety of databases, labs and regulations and the Federal management plan. provides a wealth of information on domestic invasive species.
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  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Case study
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Policy issues
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-116
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Editor: Ann M. Veneman
Office of the Secretary, Secretary f Agriculture

Editor: Donald L. Evans
Office of Secretary, Secretary of Commerce

Editor: Gale A. Norton
Office of the Secretary, Secretary of the Interior