Monitoring & Management

European Frog-bit Reporting

Whether you are a manager, researcher, or an interested individual there are a variety of tools you can use to map, monitor, and/or report European frog-bit and other invasive species. There are also easily accessible mapping tools for those working in Great Lakes wetlands or who want to find invasive species organizations.

For each tool below we have identified its target audience and its potential uses but note that these may not apply in all cases—most tools are useable by anyone who is interested! Note that asterisks (*) denote aspects of tools that may only be accessible through payment, group membership, participation in special programs, or limited-service areas.

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Invasive species reporting tools

MISIN logo

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN)

MISIN is a regional effort to develop and provide early detection and response resources for invasive species.

 

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the Midwest

 

What can you do?

  • Report invasives
  • View distribution maps
  • Request data
  • Sign up for alerts
  • Identification training
  • Track treatments*

EDDMapS logo

Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)

EDDMapS is a database of invasive species occurrences as reported by organizations and citizen scientists. There are several sub-categories on this platform, including EDDMapS Ontario.

 

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the US/Canada

 

What can you do?

  • Report invasives
  • View distribution maps
  • Download data
  • Sign up for alerts
  • Track infestations*

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iMapInvasives

A GIS-based data management system used to assist citizen scientists and natural resource professionals working to protect our natural resources from the threat of invasive species. *Only available in participating jurisdictions (Arizona, Maine, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Saskatchewan).

 

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the states listed above

 

What can you do?

  • Report invasives*
  • Record area searched*
  • View distribution maps*
  • Record treatments*
  • Download data*
  • Generate reports*

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Wild Spotter

An invasive species reporting program for plants and animals in select US National Forests and National Grasslands co-led by Wildlife Forever, the University of Georgia, and the USDA Forest Service.

 

Who is the target audience?

Individuals and private groups in the US

 

What can you do?

  • Report invasives*
  • Register as a partner organization

USGS NAS user interface

Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) Database

NAS is an aquatic invasive species database and alert system maintained by the US Geological Survey. Coverage is limited to the United States.

 

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the US

 

What can you do?

  • Report invasives
  • View distribution maps
  • Sign up for alerts
  • Query database
  • Produce graphs
  • View maps of invasion risk (general and due to flood/storms)

Invasive species mapping tools

Invasive species organization lookup tool

Great Lakes Invasive Species Organization Map

The Great Lakes Commission has created an interactive map of Great Lakes invasive species organizations operating at the local and state level.

Who is the target audience?

Individuals and managers in the Great Lakes

What can you do?

  • Find the nearest invasive species organization
  • Obtain organization contact information

EGLE Michigan Wetlands Map Viewer interface

Michigan Wetlands Map Viewer

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy hosts this interactive map of Michigan wetlands, hydric soils, areas with wetland restoration potential, landcover, streams, floodplains, and other data.

Who is the target audience?

Individuals, managers, and researchers in Michigan

What can you do?

  • View Michigan wetlands map
  • Measure, create map buffers, draw polygons
  • Share map or export data

Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN)

GLEDN is an invasive species network working to rapidly respond to new invasive species sightings in the Great Lakes states. GLEDN is connected to a variety of partner databases.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the Great Lakes

What can you do?

  • Report invasives
  • View distribution maps

GBIF map interface

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) US data portal

This data portal serves as an access point to U.S. species occurrence data contributed to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). These data are collated from a number of different databases and publications in one convenient spot.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone in the US

What can you do?

  • View map of invasive species occurrences
  • Download data from GBIF

GLANSIS Mapper

Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS) Map Explorer

The GLANSIS Map Explorer provides users with direct access to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Non-indigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) database to show NAS locations within the eight Great Lakes states.

Who is the target audience?

Individuals and managers in the Great Lakes

What can you do?

  • View map of NAS occurrences in the Great Lakes region
  • Create visualizations, display habitat layers, and download data for use in a GIS program
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