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.
Quarantine Inspection Monitoring (AQIM) Handbook (PDF
| 1.6 MB)
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
- 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.
Detection of Invasive Species: Surveillance, Monitoring,
and Rapid Response: Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network
and Northeast Temperate Network (May 2010; PDF | 1.5
Natural Resource Program Center.
Natural Resource Report NPS/ERMN/NRR–2010/196.
- 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.
Invasive Species Survey: A Report on the Invasion of the National Wildlife Refuge System - A Technical Report for the National Wildlife Refuge System (May 2004)
See also: National Wildlife Refuge System
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.
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.
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 Technology Enterprise Team.
Includes Invasive Species Risk Assessment and Invasive Pest Risk Maps
National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Weed Mapping Manual (Nov 15, 2006; 3.3 MB)
DOI. FWS. National Wildlife Refuge System.
and Volunteers Program: Working Together to Manage
Invasive Species on National Wildlife Refuges
National Wildlife Refuge Association.