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Describes databases available online related to invasive species regionally. See Resource Library - Databases for general resources, other species, and expertise information.

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Database: Invasive Species List and Scorecards for California
Host: Invasive Species Council of California, California Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
Scope: The Invasive Species Council of California (ISCC) has tasked its advisory committee with developing a list of invasive species that threaten the state. The committee has generated a list of over 1,700 species, and has drafted scorecards for 200+ of the most important species. The list will support outreach and strategic planning; it is not regulatory.

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Database: Alaska EDDMapS - Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System
Host: University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Scope: The Alaska Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC) Database is a collaborative effort to compile information on the distribution and abundance of exotic and invasive plant species in Alaska. EDDMapS (Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System) Alaska provides a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the Alaska.

Database: Alaska Exotic Plants Information Clearinghouse (AKEPIC): Non-Native Plant Species List
Host: University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
Scope: A cooperative project between the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska Natural Heritage Program and the U.S. Geologic Survey in support of the Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management (CNIPM) and the Strategic Plan for Noxious and Invasive Plants Management in Alaska. Datasets include non-native plant records from 1997-Present. See Alaska EDDMapS for a web-based interactive interface for AKEPIC.

Database: Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Host:  University of South Florida, Institute for Systematic Botany
Scope: The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants is a joint effort by the Institute for Systematic Botany, the University of South Florida and the Florida Center for Community Design + Research to provide users with a comprehensive searchable database of vascular plants in the State of Florida. Data includes county by county distribution documented by herbarium specimens and complete nomenclature for all Florida taxa.

Database: California Non-native Estuarine and Marine Organisms Database (Cal-NEMO)
Host: California Department of Fish and Wildlife; Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Marine Invasions Research Lab.
Scope: Cal-NEMO provides comprehensive information on introduced marine and estuarine invertebrates and algae with established populations in California. The database contains everything from brief overviews of species and taxonomic groups to detailed records on the history of spread. The creation of NEMESIS and Cal-NEMO has involved years of research and literature review, and remains an ongoing project. Records are updated as new species are reported and new research is available.

Database: CalFlora Database (requires registration)
Host: CalFlora Database Project is a collaborative project of the USDA Forest Service, the UC Berkeley Digital Library Project, the United States Geological Survey, the UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, and others.
Scope: CalFlora provides information on California plant biodiversity for conservation, research, and education. This database contains summary geographic and ecological distribution information for 8,363 California vascular plant taxa, as well as additional habitat information for rare taxa and species of the Sierra Nevada. Also provides interactive distribution maps to see the range of a particular plant in California; highlighed areas show watersheds in which the plant has been observed.

Database: Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS)
Host: Mississippi State University, Geosystems Research Institute
Scope: The Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS) will provide information on the biology, distribution, and best management practices for forty weedy plant species. This database will be developed in collaboration with national USGS and other agency databases and structures, and the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE), with mechanisms and procedures in place to ensure data transmission both upward (nationally) and downward to the local level for rapid assessment and response.

Database: Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE)
Host: University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Scope: The Invasive Plant Atlas of New England's (IPANE) mission is to create a comprehensive web-accessible database of invasive and potentially invasive plants in New England that will be continually updated by a network of professionals and trained volunteers. The database will facilitate education and research that will lead to a greater understanding of invasive plant ecology and support informed conservation management. An important focus of the project is the early detection of, and rapid response to, new invasions.

Database:  Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk (HEAR)
Host:  U.S. Geological Survey; University of Hawai'i
Scope:  This Web site provides technology, methods, and information to decision-makers, resource managers, and the general public to aid in the fight against harmful alien species in Hawaii.  Its Harmful Non-Indigenous Species Database (HNIS) offers data on plant, vertebrate, and invertebrate invaders.

Database: Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN)
Host: Michigan State University
Scope: MISIN is a regional data aggregation effort to develop and provide an early detection and rapid response (EDRR) resource for invasive species in the Midwest. The goal of this regional resource is to assist both experts and citizen scientists in the detection and identification of invasive species in support of the successful management of invasive species. We offer reporting through our website, mobile reporting through our smartphone app, e-mail alerts, mapsOnDemand, training modules, and fact sheets. Users can also view distribution data by date, contributor, species, county, or state.

Database: Natural Resource Projects Inventory (NRPI)
Host:  University of California-Davis, Information Center for the Environment (ICE) and the California Biodiversity Council (CBC).
Scope: NRPI is the most comprehensive statewide database of its kind in California with over 8,000 natural resource projects searchable on the Internet. These projects include watershed conservation and acquisition, restoration and noxious weed eradication, assessment, planning, and scientific studies.
Note: The former CalWeed Database is now incorporated into the Natural Resource Projects Inventory.

Database: Southeast Early Detection Network (SEEDN)
Host: University of Georgia, Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Host: University of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Scope: Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS), provides a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species in the Southeastern U.S. EDDMapS will allow land managers, agencies and others to set priorities for early detection and rapid response (EDRR), as well as formulate overall invasive plant management action plans. Includes distribution data by species and by county for Southeastern States.

Database: Texas Invasives Database
Host:  TexasInvasives.org.
Scope: TexasInvasives.org maintains an online database devoted to species known to occur in or around Texas that are suspected of causing invasive problems. The purpose of this site is informational and educational and it is not intended to be a regulatory tool.

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Federal Government

DatabaseGreat Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System (GLANSIS)
Host:  DOC, NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Scope: The present database targets nonindigenous aquatic species that are not considered to have been native to any part of the Great Lakes basin. GLANSIS functions as a Great Lakes specific node of the USGS NAS national database.

Database: National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System (NEMESIS)
Host: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
Scope: NEMESIS is a resource for information on non-native, or exotic, species that occur in coastal marine waters of the United States. NEMESIS provides summaries for approximately 500 non-native coastal species including when, where and how these species invaded and key information on their biology and ecology. NEMESIS provides access to data on non-native species in the Chesapeake Bay.

Database: Southern Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Nonnative Invasive Data Tool
Host: USDA, Forest Service, Southern Research Station
Scope: Includes data and summaries on the current distribution of the 33 invasive plants covered in Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests and the additional 20 forest invasive plants in Florida. For more information, see Maps of Occupation and Estimates of Acres Covered by Nonnative Invasive Plants in Southern Forests.

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State Government

DatabaseWeedMapper (Oregon)
Host: Oregon Department of Agriculture
Scope: WeedMapper includes locations of noxious weeds throughout Oregon as collected by responsible federal, state, and local agencies. Electronic maps are viewable at the state, county, township, or section (square mile) level. WeedMapper is designed to facilitate identification, reporting, and verification of noxious weeds in the state of Oregon. It provides maps of known infestations of the most serious weed pests, as well as photographs, taxonomic and diagnostic characteristics to assist in their identification.

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Database: Hawaii Natural Science Databases
Host: Bishop Museum
Scope: The Hawaii Biological Survey (HBS) is an ongoing natural history inventory of the Hawaiian archipelago. It was created to locate, identify, and evaluate all native and non-native fauna and flora within the state, and to maintain the reference collections of that biota for a wide range of uses.

Database: New York Flora Atlas
Host: New York Flora Association
Scope: Searchable database of aquatic and terrestrial vegetation found in New York State. Provides ecological status, distribution maps by county, and bibliographic information.

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