U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

The NRCS considers environmental, social, cultural, and economic conditions when recommending management options for invasive species, and encourages the use of native species for a given location and conservation practice in correlation with restoration or containment goals. The NRCS also uses agency programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program, and the Wetlands Reserve Program, whenever appropriate to help private landowners recognize, inventory, and control invasive species. In Georgia, NRCS conservationists: provide training, guidance and assistance to field personnel regarding invasive species management; ensure that all conservation plans and contracts, where relevant, contain appropriate clauses concerning the prevention, spread, and management of invasive species; participate in state (and equivalent) rapid-response teams and efforts; and stay abreast of state and local species of concern.