The goal of the project is to strengthen ongoing invasive-species monitoring efforts in Massachusetts by enlisting help from citizens. The web- and smartphone-based approach enables volunteers to identify and collect data on invasive species in their own time, with little or no hands-on training.
By taking advantage of the increasing number of people equipped with iPhone or digital camera/web technology, this approach will expand the scope of invasive-species monitoring, and is an effort to help control oubreaks of new or emergent invasive species that threaten our environment.
One of the greatest dangers to natural areas is the spread of invasive species. Help invasive species experts protect our environment! This app accesses local lists created by National Park Service rangers and other professionals to show you top invasives species in your area. You can then contribute data to help stop the spread of invasives by using the app to send GPS location and photos of these plants and animals to the experts. Visit http://whatsinvasive.com for more information.
- Browse over 100 lakes in the Rangeley Area and the fish that are in them
- Identify what species your catch is
- Consult the laws and regulations to find out if your catch is valid