Citizen scientists and natural resources managers use online GIS-based programs to:
There are several online options, depending:
Mapping Tools in use in Oregon
The Oregon Invasive Species Hotline provides an easy way for the public to report suspected invasive species sightings, either by phone or a web reporting tool Reports are sent to a network of experts in Oregon who can help identify the species and give advice on its management.
WeedMapper was developed by the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA). A collection of spatial information on the distribution of noxious weeds listed by ODA. It is designed to help facilitate weed identification, reporting, and verification.
USGS’s Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species
The Oregon Invasive Species Council and iMapInvasives
The Oregon Invasive Species Council brought iMapInvasives to Oregon in 2011 and continues to endorse this program because it:
Lindsey Wise with the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center at Portland State University manages the site and coordinates data upload, account creation, training materials, data sharing, and working with the national iMapInvasives team.
Western Invasives Network Coordinator Vern Holm serves as a liaison so that a coordinated effort between iMapInvasives and the agencies and organizations represented by the Council is sustained. Contact Vern if you have: