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Washington invasive species councilGoals.

The council's goals are to:
(1) Minimize the effects of harmful invasive species on Washington's citizens and ensure the economic and environmental well-being of the state;
(2) Serve as a forum for identifying and understanding invasive species issues from all perspectives;
(3) Serve as a forum to facilitate the communication, cooperation, and coordination of local, tribal, state, federal, private, and nongovernmental entities for the prevention, control, and management of nonnative invasive species;
(4) Serve as an avenue for public outreach and for raising public awareness of invasive species issues;
(5) Develop and implement a statewide invasive species strategic plan as described in this chapter;
(6) Review the current funding mechanisms and levels for state agencies to manage noxious weeds on the lands under their authority;
(7) Make recommendations for legislation necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
(8) Establish criteria for the prioritization of invasive species response actions and projects; and
(9) Utilizing the process described in subsection (8) of this section, select at least one project per year from the strategic plan for coordinated action by the Washington invasive species councilmember entities.
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