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New Website Layout
Welcome to the newly updated WRISC website. We have recently updated our layout, including the rearrangement of several pages. Over the coming year we also hope to add additional pages, information, and resources.
As with any change, we realize there may be some glitches. If you experience any problems, such as links that do not work, or if you have any comments on the new layout, contact the WRISC Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-774-1550x102.
Non-native invasive species can have devastating ecological and economic impacts to communities. Industries such as forestry, agriculture, and outdoor recreation are all at risk, as are native fish and wildlife habitats. Invasive species are often widely dispersed across the landscape, and do not respect geopolitical boundaries. As such, this coalition strives to combine multi-agency resources and expertise to coordinate education and management of invasive species across borders, promoting best management practices that will help to slow the spread of these invaders.
Our cooperative is led led by a Board of Directors, and operates by donations and grant awards. Want to learn more about how you can help battle invasive species in the WRISC area? Check out our Calendar for upcoming events or contact the WRISC Coordinator for more information.
WRISC is Hiring 2015 Seasonal Staff
For full details, visit our Job Postings page.
Become a WRISC Partner!
Below you will find an invitation letter/partnership application form along with a copy of the draft 2015 MOU. The MOU will become official once we assemble our list of 2015 partners and issue signatory pages. New Partners will officially be welcomed at our annual meeting in Florence on June 3rd.
To learn more about WRISC Partnership contact Board Chairman Dick Peterson (906-753-6966) or Coordinator Emily Anderson (906-774-1550x102, email@example.com).
Applications for new or continuing partnership with WRISC must be received no later than April 17, 2015.
March Action Team Meetings
Action teams are open to all WRISC members and those interested in participating more with WRISC. To join any of the calls, at the scheduled time dial 401-283-4156 and enter 34985.
Thursday March 5th at 9:00am
Monitoring Action Team
Monday March 9th at 1:00pm
Terrestrial Action Team
Thursday March 12th at 9:00am
AIS Action Team
Wednesday March 18th at 9:00am
Education/Outreach Action Team
Monday March 23rd at 3:00pm
WRISC Strategic Management Plan DRAFT!
This plan worked off of our existing Management Plan, using WRISC goal and objectives (with a few additions) and creating strategic actions to accomplish them.
Now, we need help from WRISC partners, members, and area citizens. Tell us what you want to see WRISC doing over the next few years!
To help, review the plan to the right and write down any comments or suggested additions (particularly new strategic actions).
WRISC is looking for folks to review the document by the next board meeting on April 1st. You can attend the meeting and participate in the discussion of revisions or submit your comment
February Board Meeting
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 1st, check our website in March for more information.
The board meets every other month, rotating the location among the five counties. The meetings are open to the public and we encourage WRISC partners, members, and interested citizens to attend. Individuals can also join the meeting via conference call and view meeting handouts on our Documents Page.
For questions, contact Emily Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 906-774-1550x102.