Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) - to identify and control the invasive plant species that severely impact native biodiversity

Goals

Priority goals of the task force include:

  • Develop a list of top invasive plant species and their assessment scores so we can focus efforts.
  • Become a portal for invasive management in the state. And contribute to regional and national efforts (such as the Midwest Invasive Plant Network).
  • Develop recommendations to influence policy and strategies to influence action to manage invasive species within Missouri and the Midwest region.
  • Track and stop continued distribution of known and future exotic invasive plants.
  • Reach new audiences.
  • Find sustained, stable funding.
  • Determine geographic priority areas for invasive control, including education opportunities (high public use areas) and native biodiversity.
  • Focus our efforts in a unified front to impact things on the ground; priority geographic areas; agency cooperation and coordination.