What is an invasive species?
An invasive species is any species that is not native to an area, has a tendency to spread, and threatens the environmental, economic or social health of that area.
Have you found an invasive species?
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EDDMapS, or Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System, is a digital tool used to report and track invasive species across Canada and the US. It offers a fast and simple way to map invasive species without any technical or GIS expertise. Users can download the EDDMapS app for Android and Apple devices and simply snap a photo to report an invasive species on the spot.
Learn more about EDDMapS at https://www.eddmaps.org/.
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Also included are links to groups and projects the PEIISC has collaborated with/on.