MoIP encourages professionals and citizens to report observations. The more we know where invasive plants are, the more effectively resources can be allocated.
Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS)
EDDMapS is a collaboration among multiple associates working to rapidly respond to new invasive species sightings.
One of the most important pieces of information needed to manage invasive plants is knowing where they are located and how widely they are distributed. The Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDSMapS) is an easy way to collect those data, which are stored in a national database that anyone can access. Anyone who can identify an invasive plant can enter the location of that particular invasive plant. Abundance and treatment information can also be recorded using EDDSMapS. (For information on recording data on public vs. private land, read this.)
How to Use the EDDMapS App
From the 2021 EDDMapS Summit, featuring basics, professional tools, and case studies on engagement opportunities using EDDMapS.
Other Reporting Tools:
- Midwest Invasive Plant Network’s Invasive Plant Control Database
- Missouri Noxious Weed Control
- Pest Tracker – Missouri
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.