Invasive Species Control Program Planning

Invasive Species
CWA Ltd in collaboration with The Institute for 21st Century Agoras is assisting the U.S. Department of Agriculture in its campaign against Invasive Species (imported animal and plant pests such as: fire ants, chestnut blight, and West Nile virus). We are facilitating three 2-day co-laboratories where experts will formulate their 3-year strategic plan. The co-laboratory (CogniScope) methodology, developed by Institute president Alexander Christakis, will enable them to discover the most influential causes of the problems and prioritize recommendations dealing with:

  • Prevention
  • Early Detection and Rapid Response
  • Control and Management
  • Restoration
  • Research
  • Information Management
  • Education and Public Awareness.

The Institute and CWA will also assist in the plan’s implementation.

In addition to the Department of Agriculture, the National Invasive Species Plan involves representatives from the Departments of Interior, Commerce, Defense, Transportation, State, the Customs Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. Two of these workshops are scheduled for later this year; the third will occur next spring.

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