Using the Texas Invasives app, you can submit invasive species observations directly into the Texasinvasives.org statewide database with your mobile device. The observations are then validated by University of Texas at Austin Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center staff members. The data is also shared with the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health’s Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, known as EDDMapS, to provide a more accurate picture of invasive species distribution on a national scale.
Reporting sightings of invasive species provides much needed baseline and early detection data that supports rapid response to first detections, control and management, and restoration efforts by federal, state and municipal resource managers. The goal of the Texas Invasives app is to streamline and simplify invasive species reporting for users.