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Species Info

Species Information

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New York Invasive Species Profiles


Each year, through the

 Invasive Species Tiers Process, we identify species which may be under-reported. You can help by reporting observations of these species:


Training Modules


MISIN has created excellent, concise

training modules on species identification, including quizzes.

Identification Videos

  • YouTube

SLELO invasives 

  • YouTube
  • YouTube

Western NY invasives

  • YouTube

Finger Lakes invasives

Identification Guides

The iMapInvasives Network has compiled some favorite species ID guides here.

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.

There are hundreds of invasive species in New York 
Which ones are the most important to monitor and manage?

Educator Resources

Educator Resources

We are excited to have iMapInvasives used in the classroom - the online tool is a great way to engage students through technology, and the data collected goes to the NS state database to help natural resource professionals. Contact us for more information.

Are you a middle school or high school science teacher that would like to explore invasive species with your class?  In partnership with iMapInvasives, the DEC has developed an invasive species curriculum for students in 6th-12th grade.

Invasive Species Curriculum

Additional Resources

Newsletters & Blog

Newsletters & Blog

View our past newsletters for articles written by the iMap Team, our partners, and users of iMapInvasives

For the latest news, view our new blog or follow us on social media!

What if I'm wrong!?

New iMap3 Feature

Monitoring Watercress


Mapping Challenge

Power User "How-to"

CTN Opportunities

Connect with US

iMap 3.0

iMapInvasives in Winter

Honeysuckle Student Project

Behine the Scenes

New Curriculum

2018 Review

Photo Contest

Connect with US

Change Brings Opportunity

Certified Trainers Network

Spotted Lanternfly

Mile-a-Wait a Minute!

Spring Blitz Success

We are @NYiMapInvasives

For help documents, tutorials and training about using iMapInvasives, please see our Self-Guided Training resources

Request Help

Request Help

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