About Us

The Community Invasive Species Network (Protect U.S.) is concerned with protecting the U.S. from exotic, invasive species. Protect U.S. is a collaborative partnership between the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN), Regional Integrated Pest Management Centers (IPM), United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine (USDA-APHIS -PPQ), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), the National Plant Board (NPB), your local Land Grant University Cooperative Extension Service, and other organizations involved in exotic species extension and regulatory activities.

Click here to download a PDF copy of the presentations that were held during the Protect U.S. Train-the-Trainer Webinar.

Funding was provided by USDA-NIFA in association with USDA-APHIS-PPQ and Section 10201 of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. Funding administered by USDA, NIFA as cooperative agreements with Dr. Amanda Hodges, University of Florida and Dr. Susan T. Ratcliffe, University of Illinois.