Level 2

General Description

As a Level 2 user, you will have access to creating, editing, viewing, and querying observation records. An observation record describes the details of what, where, when, and reported by whom of an invasive species sighting. Observation records may include optional information on site access, directions, and general comments.

Examples of Level 2 users include dedicated citizen scientists, Master Gardeners, 4-H members, and park volunteers.

Mapping an observation point in iMapInvasives.
Data Available to Enter and View

As a Level 2 user, access is granted to enter data for observations (point-level data).

Data available for viewing includes:

  • County and watershed-level species distributions 

  • Observation data

Map showing watershed-level distribution data for zebra mussels.
Downloading Privileges

As a Level 2 user, observation data that you entered OR are an observer for may be downloaded from iMapInvasives. 


*Note: To download additional data outside of these restrictions, please contact the Pennsylvania iMapInvasives administrator.

Required Training

To gain access to User Level 2 privileges, complete one (or more) of the following training options:

  1. Observation video tutorial

  2. Basic training

    • Watch one of the "Basic" pre-recorded trainings IN FULL and contact the  administrator afterwards to receive credit in your iMapInvasives account.

  3. Request a custom training

Familiarize yourself with all the tools available in iMapInvasives.
Read descriptions for other user levels.

The Pennsylvania iMapInvasives Program is a partnership of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, and NatureServe.

Funding for Pennsylvania iMapInvasives is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

NatureServe logo, iMapInvasives partner
Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program, iMapInvasives partner
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative logo, iMapInvasives funding source