New York’s Effort to Map Invasive Species

A consortium has formed to develop, support and maintain an on-line, GIS-based, all-taxa invasive species mapping tool, iMapInvasives, focused on serving the needs of land managers, regional planners and others working to prevent, control or manage invasive species. A particular emphasis is placed on functionality designed to aid in Early Detection/Rapid Response (ED/RR) efforts.

The initial consortium is comprised of four partners: the Natural Heritage Program of the state of Florida (Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI), the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), The Nature Conservancy, and NatureServe.

For New York the iMap staff are housed at the New York Natural Heritage Program Office in the DEC in Albany.

For more information, how you can participate, and the website CLICK HERE.

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