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Mission: To promote ecologically sound management of invasive plants
in western North America by sponsoring research, conducting public education,
and facilitating collaboration and communication among researchers, educators,
policy makers, natural resource managers, and the concerned public.

It is widely accepted among natural resource managers that people must work together across jurisdictional lines to manage invasive species and maintain healthy, non-invaded ecosystems. CIPM was created to build bridges among natural resource managers, scientists, educators, and policy makers to accomplish this goal. Recognized nationally, CIPM serves as a respected western regional hub for invasive plant expertise with four objectives: (1) to support and sponsor comprehensive invasive plant research and implement timely technology transfer between natural resource managers and scientists; (2) to serve as a science based information clearinghouse; (3) to provide a western regional voice for ecologically sound management of invasive plant issues at the state and national levels; and (4) to create hands-on products and tools for natural resource managers and private citizens.

CIPM provides a variety of services, including: invasive plant program coordination, conference and workshop coordination and facilitation, education and outreach material development, website design and hosting, and much more. Contact us to find out how CIPM can help you achieve your project goals. CONTACT US

Click the button below to learn about how you can help us in our mission to promote proactive, ecologically sound management of invasive plants.

CIPM’s new online store carries a wide array of education and awareness products, including:

  • Plastic weed models and identification cards
  • Books, guides, and other publications
  • Posters
  • And more.


The CIPM Quarterly newsletter provides engaging, in-depth, and pertinent information on invasive species management, research, and issues in the western US.