Executive Order Released – Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species

On December 5th, 2016, President Barrack Obama signed a new federal Executive Order “Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species”, strengthening an existing order addressing invasive species:

“This order amends Executive Order 13112 and directs actions to continue coordinated Federal prevention and control efforts related to invasive species. This order maintains the National Invasive Species Council (Council) and the Invasive Species Advisory Committee; expands the membership of the Council; clarifies the operations of the Council; incorporates considerations of human and environmental health, climate change, technological innovation, and other emerging priorities into Federal efforts to address invasive species; and strengthens coordinated, cost-efficient Federal action”

Read the full Executive Order at whitehouse.gov.