Flowering Rush

Flowering Rush

(Butomus umbellatus)

Become Part of the Network

 

Are you interested in bringing iMapInvasives to your state or province? Below is some general information you'll need to know when beginning this process. For additional information on hosting iMapInvasives in your state or province, please Contact Us.

Participating Jurisdictions

 

Each participating state or province has an organization or agency that serves as the iMapInvasives Administrator for the jurisdiction. The administrating agency, together with partners, ensures key tasks necessary for participation and data maintenance are completed. Examples of key tasks for a successful iMapInvasives program include:

  • Aggregate invasive species data from agencies, organization, universities, etc.

  • Provide iMapInvasives Training

  • Review iMapInvasives user permissions requests

  • Review on-line submitted data and confirm sightings when possible

  • Ensure annual iMapInvasives Service fee is paid

  • Network with other agencies and organizations

 

Core Functionality

 

All functionality funded and developed by the iMapInvasives Partnership is added to the core functionality and then made available to participating jurisdictions. The programming for iMapInvasives is designed to facilitate incorporating new jurisdictions. There is a one-time programming fee to set up a new jurisdiction.

 

Jurisidction-specific Functionality

 

Each jurisdiction is empowered to set several parameters to meet the specific needs of their users, for example:

  • Choose which species to track

  • Assign user roles and permissions

  • Create early detection network with customizable email alerts for users

  • Contribute to the directon of future iMapInvasives development

 

To Become a Participating Jurisdiction

 

First, identify a lead agency or organization for your jurisdiction. Most iMapInvasives programs are lead by the state or province Natural Heritage Program (known by many different names; part of the NatureServe Network). However, any agency or organization with the interest and dedication to manage invasive species data can be the administrator for their jurisdiction.

 

More information

 

For additional information on participating in the iMapInvasives Project, please Contact Us or see NatureServe's iMapInvasives page.

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