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Citizen Scientists are Oklahoma’s front line defense against invasives.

 

The OK Invasives initiative pulls together the efforts of people across the state to educate our citizens on the problem of invasive species.

 

How do we battle this problem?  The first step in fighting invasives is knowing your enemy’s location.  OK Invasives encourages citizens throughout Oklahoma to find and report invasive species in the places they live and work.  The data collected from observations will be used by land managers to plan and eradicate infestations before they take over the landscape. 

 

How can you help?

  • Learn the target species in your area — read up on the common terrestrial and aquatic species in Oklahoma.

  • Submit your observations to a global database

    • iNaturalist - a simple citizen science app for any type of biological observation

    • EDDMapS - a mapping system to document invasive species and pests