- Policy Platforms
The Western Governors’ Biosecurity and Invasive Species Initiative Special Report highlights the work of Western Governors to confront the challenge of nuisance species and pests on western ecosystems. The past year’s workshops and webinars of the Initiative focused on the role of biosecurity in addressing the risks posed by invasive species.
The report released on June 10, 2019 presents five recommendations that include:
Protect the West from the introduction of new invasive species through enhanced biosecurity practices, preparedness and planning.
Improve cross-boundary collaboration and coordination for the management of established and emerging invasive species in the West.
Empower state and federal agencies to manage invasive species.
Support and utilize new biosecurity research, technology and planning tools.
Standardize and mobilize invasive species data.