The Invasive Species Leadership Team was established by a CECW-CO Memorandum dated 13 July 2005. The team was established in order to provide direction to ongoing research programs, represent the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on regional invasive species councils and to assist USACE Headquarters in the development of national invasive species policy and program management.
The Invasive Species Leadership Team is an 18 member team that consists of one representative from each Division office and a representative from one of the District offices within each Division. USACE Headquarters proponents include representatives from Natural Resource Management and Navigation along with a technical proponent from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).
Responsibilities include providing recommendations to Headquarters staff on fulfilling agency duties under Executive Order 13112; providing strategic direction to research programs that address invasive species including the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program and the Aquatic Nuisance Species Research Program; representing the USACE on regional invasive species councils; developing and implementing cost effective strategies to address invasive species problems that affect USACE water resource management missions and coordinating team initiatives with the Environmental (and other relevant) Communities of Practice.
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