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The National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) was established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the information needs of users including the National Invasive Species Council (Council). NISIC creates and manages the www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov Web site. The Web site serves as a reference gateway to information, organizations, and services about invasive species.

The Center grew out of NAL's leadership in the development of the Invasivespecies.gov Web site for the Council. In June 2000, Invasivespecies.gov was launched as a joint collaboration between NAL, the U.S. Geological Survey, National Biological Information Infrastructure, and the Council. The site began with less than 200 links to external resources. By June 2005 the Web site had more than 12,000 unique links. A major redesign was needed to enhance access to this growing wealth of resources.

A new Web site, www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov, managed by NISIC was launched in 2005 built largely on the general content from the original www.invasivespecies.gov Web site.

Invasivespecies.gov is managed by the staff of the National Invasive Species Council to meet the administrative, communication, and facilitation needs specifically related to the business and activity of the Council.

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ARS Magazine cover - July 2009Alien Creatures Featured at the National Invasive Species Information Center (scroll to view section)
USDA. ARS. Agricultural Research Magazine.
(Jul 2009 – Vol. 57, No. 6)

AgNIC logoNational Invasive Species Information Center Joins AgNIC (Jan 26, 2007)
Agriculture Network Information Center.
AgNIC facilitates and participates in partnerships and cooperation among institutions and organizations world-wide that are committed to the identification, delivery and preservation of reliable, freely-available, evaluated, digital content and quality services for agriculture, food, and natural resources information.
Bull thistleInformation is Useful in Fighting Invasive Aliens (As orginally submitted for publication in the Beltsville News Sep 2006)
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
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