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  • Welcome to the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC)
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    The purpose of the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) shall be to conduct a coordinated and comprehensive effort to keep invasive species out of Oregon and to eliminate, reduce, or mitigate the impacts of invasive species already established in Oregon.

    Mark your calendar- The next OISC meeting will be November 19 and 20th, at the Oregon Department of Fish in Wildlife in Salem.  For more information on location,  and agenda.​

Featured topics Resources
Oregon Invasive Species Council recognizes Oregonians for protecting the state from invasive species
List of past award winners

Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted new rule establishing a statewide control area for giant reed, Arundo donax

New firewood rule establishes treatment and labeling requirements for firewood imported from outside the Pacific Northwest go into effect on 1/3/2013

Squeal on Pigs
The Oregon, Washington and Idaho Invasive Species Councils have created a hotline to report sightings of feral swine. To report sightings call (888) 268-9219.
More information can be found at:

Oregon Invasive Species Action Plan
The Oregon Invasive Species Council Action Plan for 2012-2016
Feral hogs
Feral Swine
Biology, management, and control of invasive feral hogs

OISC Stop the Invasion Calendar
OISC calendar
Web-based invasive species calendar that lists important council events and dates. Each month will focus on a new invasive species from the Oregon 100 Worst list, and will include new teacher activities, and a pest risk assessment.
Oregon Invasive Species Control Account
New rule to guide OISC in determining eligibility for release of funds from the Oregon Invasive Species Control Account for the purposes of eradicating or controlling new infestations or infections of invasive species in Oregon.
Need to report an Invasive Species?
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Report invasive species call our toll free number 866-INVADER or online
New Firewood Buddy App
Are you planning a camping trip? The states of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon want you to think about protecting natural resources by not moving firewood. Firewood  Buddy, a smartphone appliation, launced on iTunes July 5, 2012. It is a free application

GardenSmart Oregon: A Guide to Non-invasive Plants
Replace invasive plants in your yard and garden with smart alternatives.
This 56 page booklet identifies invasive plants that can escape gardens and threaten natural areas. It is illustrated photos and offers tips to help gardeners select non-invasive replacement plants appropriate to different regions of Oregon. Alternatives include both native and ornamental plants commonly available in the nursery trade.
Don't Move a Mussel Video Available
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is now providing a free video to viewers with background information on quagga and zebra mussels
Statesman Journal's series on invasive species
10-month series on Invasive Species of Oregon, view stories, photo galleries, videos and the database of invasive species