Devon Invasive Species Initiative (DISI)

A small steering group of interested partners is developing the new Devon Invasive Species Initiative (DISI) under the umbrella of the Devon LNP.  The first meeting was held in November 2016.

Himalayan Balsam

The Devon Invasive Species Initiative is a GB Non-Native Species Secretariat Local Action Group (LAG), which ensures it is kept aware of national priorities and projects and given us access to expertise across the country and beyond.

DISI has five main areas of focus:

  • Raising awareness of invasive species.
  • Improving the sharing of records/mapping of invasive species across Devon.
  • Sharing good practice guidelines.
  • Sharing/promoting good biosecurity measures.
  • Researching funding opportunities around invasive species.

Dates, agendas and minutes for/from DISI steering group meetings

Partners are in the process of developing a Priority Invasives List for Devon. If you have any comments on the draft list please email

Japanese Knotweed by watercourse

DISI has a range of partner projects which have been established in order to tackle invasive species in the county. Find out more about a number of them here.

Please note, there will not be a separate Invasives Forum established. All communication  will occur via the Devon LNP.  Please contact Tom Whitlock if you would like to be added to the LNP Forum.

If you would like to find out more about the evolving initiative or join the Steering Group please contact Kate Hills or Jeremy Peirce.


Sources of information

The Devon Japanese Knotweed Forum’s information pages have been moved to the LNP website and can be found at: Japanese Knotweed Homepage.



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