voluntary codes offer professional codes of conduct designed
to curb the use and distribution of invasive plant species through
self-governance and self-regulation by the groups concerned.
This approach has been used successfully to ameliorate other
problems but its application to invasive plant threats is novel
and innovative. Importantly, the Voluntary Codes of Conduct
were developed recognizing that education must accompany all
efforts to address the problem and that some future government
regulation may perhaps be needed if such efforts prove insufficient.
These codes are now being considered for endorsement by the
major professional societies and organizations representing
each of the groups covered. If endorsed they will be 'tested'
and revised as necessary to improve their utility and effectiveness.
the Findings and Principles agreed upon by the entire St. Louis assemblage.
list of endorsements
of the codes of conduct.
your organization like to endorse the codes?
Send information about your
organization and a brief explanation of the steps you have taken
to approve and abide by the codes.