The purpose of this project is to help Washington Tribes raise awareness about invasive species by providing educational materials and service. Together we can reduce the impacts of invasive species on cultural resources in Washington.

Project Director

Joey Hulbert bio photo

Dr. Joey Hulbert

Postdoctoral Research Associate

WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center,
2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, WA, 98371-4998


Internship Student

Kimberlee Vezzetti

Student in Natural Resources, Green River College

Kim is a full time student studying Natural Resources at Green River College in Auburn, Washington. She has a background in graphic design and is passionate about using her skills to raise awareness of the impacts of invasive species.

Kim has helped develop the content in this website and some of the no-cost outreach materials.

Project Funding

The ‘Increasing Native Vigilance, Awareness and Surveillance of Invasions via Education (INVASIVE) Project’ was funded by the FY2022 USDA APHIS Plant Protection Act Section 7721. A total of $77,763 was awarded for Agreement Number 5.0595; see the APHIS FY22 Spending Plan (PDF). This agreement includes $11,800 for the production of educational materials and $11,926 for travel to offer workshops and site visits. Contact us to order educational materials while funding lasts.

Project Partners

  • Dan Fagerlie, Tribal Liaison, College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resources Extension, Washington State University.
  • Justin Bush, Executive Coordinator, Washington Invasive Species Council.
  • Timothy St. Germain, State Plant Health Director, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Program.
  • Clinton Campbell, State Operations Coordinator, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

Additional Project Information

Read more and share about the project and funding by downloading this INVASIVE Project Concept Note (PDF).

Project Scope

Current funding only supports production of outreach materials for Tribal communities with traditional homelands within Washington State. However, communities outside of Washington are still encouraged to contact Joey because additional funding can be requested when needs are demonstrated.

Project History

This project is a continuation of projects previously led by Dan Fagerlie, WSU CAHNRS Tribal Liaison, and only possible because of his mentorship and support. Dan can still be reached at fagerlie@wsu.edu with any questions.