Federal Agency Fair


Rayburn House Office Building (Rm 2043)

3p: Set up

4p: Event starts

Agency participation:

  1. National Invasive Species Council

  2. Bureau of Land Management

  3. U.S. Geological Survey

  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species / National Wildlife Refuge Service

  5. National Park Service

  6. U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, National  Agricultural Library

  7. USDA: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

5p: Food service starts.

Welcoming Remarks Rick Otis

Invasive Species Caucus Congressional Members Rep Michael Thompson (CA) and Rep Stefanik (NY)

Federal Agency Representative Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat, Washington, DC

Award presentation: (10 mins)

  1. Todd Neel (USFS) Synopsis of Rita Beard’s career

  2. Annie Simpson (USGS) announcement of FICMNEW’s Jerry Asher National Invasive Plant Management Memorial Award to Rita Beard and presentation of multi-partner gift to Beard family.

6p: Program ends

7p: Reception ends; clear out