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Citizen Science Invasive Plant Program
About the Program
The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW IPC) is working in partnership with National Forests and Parks, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), county noxious weed programs, and other local groups on a Citizen Science EDRR (Early Detection Rapid Response) program. With funding from the National Forest Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the WSDA and others we are gearing up for our fifth year to search for priority and newly emerging invasive plants in our National Forests, National Parks and other public lands.
Our mission is to train citizens how to identify priority invasive plants, how to record basic data and how to report findings on EDDMapSWest, a national early detection reporting system and land mangers in need of the data. We have identified specific focal areas to survey for invasive plants on National Forests and Parks, DNR and other public land and we ecourage our volunteers to conduct a survey on their favorite trail in seach of newly emerging invasive populations.Your survey and reporting efforts directly supports the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.