Data & Maps
iMapInvasives is a collaborative GIS-based invasive species database for presence, not-detected, and treatment records entered by professionals and citizen scientists. Taxonomic experts across the state review and confirm the species identity of presence records. View iMapInvasives data.
View Maps & Dashboards
NY iMapInvasives and partners have created online maps and dashboards to view iMapInvasives data, derivative products, and related invasive species information. View selected examples below.
Coming soon: Water Chestnut Map, Recent Observations Map, Finger Lakes Invasives Story Map
Want to create your own map or dashboard for displaying invasive species data? iMapInvasives data is available as a Web Map Service.
Invasive species are a constant challenge to the protection of our natural resources. Due to limited resources, eradication is not feasible for every project, species, or location. Economic and ecological cost may outweigh the benefits of a control project. NYNHP works with state partners to develop prioritization tools that help managers decide which invasive species management efforts will have the best outcomes.
Where are invasive species likely to spread and have a high impact?
NYNHP developed map models to help prioritize where to focus resources for early detection and invasive species control. The resulting map model highlights areas with high ecological value and high risk of invasive spread.
See here for more info on the layers used in this analysis
Which species should management and survey efforts be focused on for each region?
With so many different invasive species, it helps to have a framework for prioritizing them. The species tier lists use a standardized approach, based on the invasion curve, to categorize species with current data and expert input.