Please report all invasive plant sightings to the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN). GLEDN is a web-based tool that facilitates early detection and rapid response of invasive species in the Great Lake states. For more information, check out:
Introducing the Great Lakes Early Detection Network - Presentation
AQUATIC INVASIVE PLANTS in the Midwest flyer - Download
Fact sheets about each plant listed on the AQUATIC INVASIVE PLANTS in the Midwest flyer. Click on the name to download the PDF.
INVASIVE PLANTS in the Midwest flyer (PDF) (High resolution copy) - Download
Fact sheets about each plant listed on the New INVASIVE PLANTS in the Midwest flyer. Click on the name to download the PDF.
Interactive Weed Identification Database - created by Mark Renz, University of Wisconsin, the database contains 280 of the most common weeds/invasive plants found in agricultural, urban, and natural settings in Wisconsin. At the website, click on the Weed ID Tool in the left column. The database is organized to ask questions about the unknown plant, and, based on the user's input, the website will produce a list of plants (scientific and common names) along with thumbnail images that match the information entered.
North American Invasive Species Management Association EDRR Webpage - This website includes general information on EDRR, a collection of EDRR fact sheets, and state EDRR plans.
New Invaders Watch Program (NIWP)NIWP is an Early Detection and Rapid Response Network of volunteers and organizations that work together to identify, map, and control new invasive plants in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - fact sheets, images, invasive plant management plans, invasive plant recognition cards, and identification videos.
Strategies for Effective State Early Detection/Rapid Response Programs for Plant Pests and Pathogens, a report by attorney Read Porter of the Environmental Law Institute that assesses the utility of state early detection and rapid response (ED/RR) laws for identifying and stopping the spread of invasive plant pests and pathogens.
The report describes components of a successful ED/RR regulatory structure, explains federal regulations that affect state action for each component, examines the strengths and weaknesses of specific laws in fourteen states that have responded to invasive pathogens, and examines the performance of ED/RR laws in practice via in-depth case studies from New York and Texas.
This report was produced by the Environmental Law Institute with funding and guidance from The Nature Conservancy.
New Invader Alerts:
Mapping Data on Invasive Species
EDDMapS (Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System). The University of Georgia's Bugwood Network has developed an Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, or EDDMapS, to provide a more accurate picture of the distribution of invasive species across the United States. 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.
The National Institute of Invasive Species Science is a consortium of government and non-government organizations formed to develop cooperative approaches for invasive species science that meet the urgent needs of land managers and the public. Field data on aquatic and terrestrial species and diseases can be collected in any form and uploaded. These datasets are integrated into the database and displayed as "living maps" of harmful invaders on the Web to serve land managers, landowners, researchers, government officials, and the public.