Frequently Asked Questions
Review our frequently asked questions to become more familiar with the in's and out's of the iMapInvasives database. If you have additional questions which are not answered by our FAQs, please contact us.
Read through our collection of quarterly newsletters to familiarize yourself with the tools available in iMapInvasives, read stories of how people are putting iMapInvasives to use, and much more!
Water chestnut nutlets (Trapa natans)
Photo credit: Conewango Creek Watershed Association
Do you need assistance on how to use the tools available in iMapInvasives? If so, check out our reference guides which show various way you can enter your invasive species data and highlight info on email alerts and querying capabilities. Printable field forms are also available.
As of November 2016, the Pennsylvania iMapInvasives database tracks data on 300 invasive species. Find out which species are currently being tracked and become aware of the species considered Early Detection and High Priority in Pennsylvania.
Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus)
Photo credit: © Nigel Burkitt/Flickr
Collecting a Specimen
The collection of plant specimens is important for all biological studies in Pennsylvania, and for purposes of iMapInvasives, is an integral part of the confirmation process for certain species as well as for findings of new state and county records.
Photo credit: The New York Botanical Garden