Invasive species cause many ecological problems. Though it seems daunting in some places, physically pulling invasives out of the ground or treating infestations with herbicides is the way we can restore “natural” ecosystem functions.
The first step, of course, is learning how to identify invasive plants. Refer to the Invasives pages for fact sheets and photos of our most common invasives, and for those that are just starting to arrive in the watershed.
Once you know how to identify invasives, Report them!
Then, get involved with members of the CISMA and get busy restoring the SuAsCo River Watershed!
Directions to fill out reporting form:
- Link to https://www.eddmaps.org/user/ and follow directions there.
- Log in to the EDDMapS site or create a new account.
- Click on Report Sightings on the main menu.
- Identify the invasive species, and find its location on the map at the bottom right.
- Describe the site characteristics of infestation. Where is it located (e.g. along a road or trail, old farm land, established forest, wetland, etc.)?
- Upload photo of infestation. Try to get a close shot for identification.
- Select the appropriate species from the drop down list. If more than 1 species is present enter information in separate reporting forms.
- Enter the coordinates for the infestation manually or use map to navigate to infestation. Zoom in as much as possible and click the map. The coordinates will be automatically added to the form.
- Click “Submit Report” button at the very bottom