The NY Natural Heritage Program is offering training to use the NYS invasive species database, iMapInvasives, throughout the state this spring (including a training for the Western NY PRISM in Buffalo).
iMapInvasives is the online mapping system used to track invasive species threatening New YorkState’s natural resources. All interested groups, including natural resource managers, citizen scientists, and educators, are encouraged to help keep the map up-to-date and accurate by reporting invasive species locations and management efforts. Training is required to enter data, and the NY Natural Heritage Program will be offering free sessions throughout the state this spring. In addition to data entry training, an introduction to a decision-making tool for invasive plant management will also be offered. Visit www.NYimapinvasives.org for schedule details and registration, and contact email@example.com with general questions.