Established by the Legislature in 2006 and then extended until 2032, the council was tasked with providing policy level direction, planning, and coordination for combating harmful invasive species throughout the state and preventing the introduction of others that may be harmful. 

Vision Statement

Sustain Washington’s human, plant, and animal communities and our thriving economy by preventing the introduction and spread of harmful invasive species.

Mission Statement

The council provides policy level direction, planning, and coordination that will:

  • Empower those engaged in the prevention, detection, and eradication of invasive species.
  • Include a strategic plan designed to build upon local, state, and regional efforts, while serving as a forum for invasive species education and communication.

2012-2023 Budget

Operations – $851,000