Level 4

General Description

As a Level 4 user, you will have access to creating, editing, viewing, and querying observationassessment, and survey records. A survey catalogs a planned search of an area to determine presence or absence of species species. For example, a BioBlitz could be recorded as a survey in iMapInvasives.

Examples of Level 4 users include dedicated citizen scientists and land mangers, although any registered user of iMapInvasives can gain access to this level (given the proper training).

Survey data in iMapInvasives (represented as a blue polgyon).
Data Available to Enter and View

As a Level 4 user, access is granted to enter data for observations (point-level data), assessments, and surveys.

Data available for viewing includes:

  • County and watershed-level species distributions 

  • Observation data

  • Assessment data

  • Survey data

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

As a Level 4 user, information may be downloaded from iMapInvasives for observation, assessment, and survey data that you entered OR are an observer for . 


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

Required Training

To gain access to User Level 4 privileges, complete one (or more) of the following training options:

  1. Basic and Advanced trainings

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

  2. 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