Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council


Mission Statement

The mission of the PNW-IPC is to protect the Pacific Northwest's land and waters from ecologically-damaging invasive plants through scientific research, education, policy and an on-the-ground citizen science monitoring and eradication program.


The objectives of this organization are:

  1. To facilitate communication and to promote collection and exchange of information regarding all aspects of invasive plant status, control and management;
  2. To educate the general public and legislators on the environmental and economic impacts of invasive plants;
  3. Organize and/or support invasive plant management research efforts;
  4. To serve in an advisory capacity for the continued needs for funding, research, management and control of invasive plants;
  5. To provide a focus for the issues and concerns regarding invasive plants;
  6. To review invasive plant management problems and activities and provide updated information to interested parties;
  7. To provide forums where interested parties may participate in and share in the meetings and benefits from the information generated and promulgated by this Council.

Additional future roles of the PNW IPC:

Senecio jacobaea (Tansy ragwort)
Senecio jacobea
Carduus tenuiflorus
Carduus tenuiflorus