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.
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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.
Several species in Pennsylvania are known to be both native in parts of the state as well as invasive in other parts. Find out more about these species and view maps of their native and invasive ranges.
Invasive species are constantly on the move, entering new areas where they previously did not exist before. If you spot any of these priority species in Pennsylvania, report your findings to iMapInvasives so that the appropriate officials may be notified.
Learn why certain invasive species are considered noxious weeds, which species are on the noxious weed list in Pennsylvania as well as the United States, and where you should report your sightings of noxious weeds to.
Are you interested in learning more invasive species? If so, take a look at the following publications to help increase your knowledge on this topic. Published materials include books, field guides, journal articles, and management plans.
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.