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Why & How to Report Invasive Species

Tuesday, August 24th, 2:00 p.m.

Agenda

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2:00 - Why Should You Report Invasive Species?
  We need a statewide army of observers to help document the invasive species problem in Oklahoma!

2:10 - Using iNaturalist to Identify and Report Invasive Species
  iNaturalist is a simple and user friendly platform for reporting any biological observation.  However, the data on invasive species goes into a global database that researchers, land managers, and conservationists can use to better understand the spread of invasive species across the globe.

2:30 - Reporting Aquatic Nuisance Species through the USGS

  Nonindigenous Aquatic Species (NAS) information resource for the United States Geological Survey - this site has been established as a central repository for spatially referenced biogeographic accounts of introduced aquatic species.

2:40 - Reporting Invasive Species using EDDMapS
  EDDMapS is an online platform for reporting invasive species in North America.  This tool is best used by people with detailed knowledge of the population of invasive species being reported. 

2:50 - Documenting Invasive Species with Herbarium Specimens
  In recent years, we rely mostly on pictures for documenting species, but the gold standard of documenting plants is the herbarium voucher.  Learn how to collect and preserve a plant specimen to be deposited into a scientific collection in an herbarium.
 

Speakers
Amy Buthod, Botanical Specialist, Bebb Herbarium, Oklahoma Biological Survey
Priscilla Crawford, Conservation Biologist, Oklahoma Biological Survey

Curtis Tackett, Wildlife Biologist, Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation