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Report Invasive Species Near You

Join WNY PRISM in protecting western New York from the harm caused by invasive species and help stop the spread! An important first step for management is understanding the presence and distribution of invasive species in WNY, so we are asking everyone to place their invasive species observations in iMapInvasives.

iMapInvasives is an online, GIS-based data system that facilitates the sharing of information and management of invasive species. This easy to use tool allows citizen scientists to report sightings of invasive species, which further allows managers to better implement Best Management Practices across the region.

3 Simple Steps to Becoming an Citizen Scientist
  1. Create an account with iMapInvasives
  2. Download the iMapInvasives App on your mobile device from the Apple App or Google Play Store.
  3. Get trained in how to submit observations either online or by attending an in-person training.

Start Mapping!

WNY PRISM Early Detection and Approaching Region Lists

iMapInvasives provides Early Detection and Approaching Region Lists for PRISM Regions, based on the data they have collected. There are over 120 species currently listed under these categories for WNY PRISM. However, many of these are due to under reporting. Help us to establish more accurate lists by entering observations for some of these common species. Here are a few to start with:

European Frog-bit  (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)

White Clover (Trifolium repens)

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)

Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa)

IMapInvasives hold trainings in each PRISM region every year as part of their Spring Training Blitz. To see this schedule, please visit If you don’t see a training in your area and you  have a group that is interested in being trained in how to use iMapInvasvies, contact WNY PRISM. We may be able to set-up an additional training for you.