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About Us is a Texas-sized partnership to manage non-native invasive plants and pests in Texas. The partnership includes state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, green industry, academia and other private and public stakeholders who share in the common goal of protecting Texas from the threat of invasive species.


Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council (TIPPC)
The Texas Invasive Plant and Pest Council (TIPPC) is a 501C non-profit organization representing stakeholders from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, academia, green industry and the public sector.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department provides outdoor recreational opportunities by managing and protecting fish and wildlife and their habitat and by acquiring and managing parks, historic sites, and wildlife areas. Its mission is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is the Botanic Garden of Texas. The Center promotes its mission to inspire the conservation of native plants through its internationally recognized sustainable gardens, education and outreach programs, research projects, and consulting work. As a research unit of the University of Texas known for plant conservation, landscape restoration and sustainable approaches to landscape design, the Center is making a difference for the health of the planet through its research, demonstration projects, education programs and the development of national-scale programs to promote sustainable landscapes.

Texas A&M Forest Service
The Texas A&M Forest Service was created in 1915 as an integral part of The Texas A&M University System. Its mission is to provide statewide leadership and professional assistance to assure that the state's forest, tree, and related natural resources are wisely used, nurtured, protected, and perpetuated for the benefit of all.

USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection
Since its beginnings over a half-century ago, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Forest Health Protection (FHP) program has built an organization of specialists trained to provide technical assistance on forest health-related matters. The mission of FHP is to protect and improve the health of America's forests.

USDA Forest Service National Forests & Grasslands in Texas
The U.S. Forest Service manages approximately 675,000 acres of public land in Texas. This land is divided into four National Forests in east Texas and the Caddo-Lyndon B. Johnson National Grasslands in northeast Texas. These public lands are administered under multiple-use management to protect and obtain the greatest benefit from all forest resources: recreation, timber, range, fish and wildlife, soil and water and minerals

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a collaborative program to provide increased access to information on the nation's biological resources. CSWGCIN is the Central Southwest/Gulf Coast Information Node of NBII and is the gateway to biological information for Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Working hand-in-hand with its Texas A&M System partners, the state legislature, and the communities it serves, the mission of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to serve Texans through community-based education has remained unchanged for almost a century.

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
APHIS provides leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants. The agency improves agricultural productivity and competitiveness and contributes to the national economy and the public health.

Texas State University System
The Texas State University System includes researchers specializing on several groups of invasive species. These researchers now collectively form the Texas Invasive Species Institute, with its center of operations at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Our researchers contribute to the management of invasive species with expertise in taxonomic identifications, biological and ecological research, early detection, and education. Researchers include experts on a wide range of taxa.