USGS Tracks How Hurricane Floodwaters Spread Non-Native Freshwater Plants and Animals (Apr 23, 2018)
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species.
Recent hurricanes may have spread non-native freshwater plants and animals into new water bodies, where some of them can disrupt living communities or change the landscape. To help land managers find and manage these flood-borne newcomers, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have created four online maps, one for each hurricane. These “storm tracker” map sets, on which users can see the potential spread of any of 226 non-native aquatic plant and animal species during the 2017 hurricane season. For more information, see Flood and Storm Tracker (FaST) Maps.
WHISPers (Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership - Event Reporting System)
DOI. USGS. National Wildlife Health Center.
WHISPers, a Wildlife Health Information Sharing Partnership event reporting system with current and historic information on wildlife morbidity or mortality events in North America. Events typically involve five or more sick or dead wild animals observed in the same general location and time period. This information is collected opportunistically and provided here by multiple State, Federal, and other agencies to enhance collective understanding of disease in wildlife populations.
- Satellite-Based Change Recognition and Tracking
ForWarn is a satellite-based forest disturbance
monitoring system for the conterminous United States.
It delivers new forest change products every eight days
and provides tools for attributing abnormalities to insects,
disease, wildfire, storms, human development or unusual
weather. Archived data provide disturbance tracking across
all lands since 2000.
See also: Press Release - USDA Forest
Service and NASA Release
Web-based Forest Disturbance Monitoring Tool (Mar
Alien Species - A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management
Practices (2001; PDF | 1.62 MB)
CAB International; Global Invasive Species Programme.
Early Detection & Distribution
Mapping System (EDDMapS)
University of Georgia. Center for Invasive
Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides distribution data at the State and County level and point locations.
See the section Who's Using It? for mapping distribution in
various areas of the country.
- Citizen Science
Colorado Sate University.
An invasive species mapping program that allows citizens, school groups, and
professionals to enter invasive species observations into a global database.
Provides the training and tools to allow anyone to participate in research on
species distributions. For starters, we are focusing on engaging citizen scientists
to help map invasive species.
Note: Funded by by National Science Foundation (NSF); joint effort with the U.S. Geological
Survey and under the supervision of the National
Institute of Invasive Species Science.
Discover Life helps you to identify things, share ways to teach and study nature's wonders, use maps, report your findings, and contribute to and learn from the Web's growing encyclopedia of life. This illustrated, non-technical guide provides data reporting tools that allow users to accurately locate their collection site using detailed maps. Includes Invasive Species and IDnature Guides: North American Invasives and Web-based guides for monitoring and identification of exotic species: Ticks of the U.S.
Quarantine Inspection Monitoring (AQIM) Handbook (2011; PDF
| 1.6 MB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Cumberland Piedmont Network - Invasive Species Early Detection Monitoring (ISED)
Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network - Early Detection of Invasive Species Monitoring
Inventory and Monitoring Program.
Forest Health Protection Mapping and Reporting
Applications provide access to a myriad of state, county and local level forest insect and disease conditions data. In addition, we offer a window into near real time forest disturbance information collected by satellite. Professionals in forest entomology and forest pathology both from the U.S.Forest Service and cooperating state forestry agencies collect this information each year. These data are collected from the air via standard aerial survey, from ground surveys or from remote sensing analysis.
Alien Forest Pest Explorer
Alien Forest Pest Explorer is a portal for the exploration of spatial and biological data relating to non-indigenous forest pests. It can be used to generate customized reports that provide a brief description of the pest and a map depicting state and county distribution. Currently, the Explorer contains data for 90 forest pests (75 insect and 15 pathogen species) in the U.S.
Forest Health Monitoring Program
The Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) is a national
program designed to determine the status, changes, and
trends in indicators of forest condition on an annual
basis. The FHM program uses data from ground plots and
surveys, aerial surveys, and other biotic and abiotic
data sources and develops analytical approaches to address
forest health issues that affect the sustainability of
Also see: Forest
Health Monitoring: A National Strategic Plan (Apr 2003;
PDF | 204 KB)
National Insect & Disease Risk Maps
Forest Health Assessment & Applied Sciences Team.
Includes Invasive Species Risk Assessment and Invasive Pest Risk Maps
Invasive Species Survey: A Report on the Invasion of the National Wildlife Refuge System (May 2004)
DOI. FWS. National Wildlife Refuge System.
See also: National Wildlife Refuge System
Maine Invasive Mapping and Other Data
University of Maine. Maine Invasive Species Network.
Resource include a comprehensive compilation of map and other database resources publicly available for invasive and pest species in Maine.