Level 8

General Description

As a Level 8 user, you will have access to creating, editing, viewing, and querying observationassessmentsurveytreatment, and infestation management records. Additionally, you will be allowed to download all data in iMapInvasives reported by your organization.

Examples of Level 8 users include a conservation director, GIS analyst, or program manager. One or two people per organization can hold Level 8 status. 

Data Available to Enter and View

As a Level 8 user, access is granted to enter data for observations (point-level data), assessments, surveys, treatments, and infestation management records.

Data available for viewing includes:

  • County and watershed-level species distributions 

  • Observation data

  • Assessment data

  • Survey data

  • Treatment data

  • Infestation management data

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

As a Level 8 user, information may be downloaded from iMapInvasives for observation, assessment, survey, treatment, and infestation management data that you entered OR are an observer for. If you are a Project Leader (minimum Level 5), you may download all data in a project you are the Leader of. You may also download all data reported by your organization.


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

Required Training

To gain access to User Level 8 privileges, complete all of the following:

  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