ISAN works with government and private partners to develop innovative strategies which teach and engage people about invasive species issues. Our national and regional efforts aim to effect behavior change at the individual level by encouraging everyone to adopt the Clean, Drain, Dry ethic. 

Moving beyond awareness can be challenging. By working with unique partners, ISAN has worked to find actions that individuals can do to make a difference. Our current outreach programs tackle a variety of demographics, including boaters, anglers, and pet owners. These partnerships have allowed us to leverage strong community ties into action. 

Forest Pest Program

The mission of this program is to teach people about the forest pest problem. Fly tying is a great way to gain attention for the education message but the important thing is the message. Forest pests affect us all and anyone can help spread the word. Invasive pest insects are a significant threat to our urban and wild forests. Gypsy moths, Asian longhorned beetles, Sirex wood wasps and many other species have the potential to devastate our tree resources. Just one species, the emerald ash borer, has killed tens of millions of trees and is rapidly expanding to uninfected areas.…

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Don’t Let It Loose

Since 2010, ISAN has worked with western state governments and independent pet stores to publicize options for pet owners who are no longer able or willing to care for their exotic pets. 

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Non-Motorized Boater Outreach

ISAN aims to reach non-motorized boaters in a variety of ways, to emphasize that they have a role in AIS transport and an awareness of the action they need to take to avoid spread.

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Boot Cleaning Stations

The Invasive Species Action Network has designed boot cleaning stations that are an easy way to encourage cleaning and get the cleaning job done. Read on to check out the designs and find their locations.

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