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Annual NY Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
1-2 pm EST
The Annual NY Invasive Species Mapping Challenge is returning for its sixth year! During the month of July, submit reports to iMap for any of the 5 focal species to help fill data gaps and compete to win! This year’s focal species are jumping worm, water chestnut, European frog-bit, Tree-of-heaven, and new this year: Beech Leaf Disease nematode (all pictured above).
Can’t find the species? Report a not-detected record –
those count toward the challenge too!
For each species, the PRISM with the most records (presence and not-detected) submitted in July gets the trophy. The top-reporting observer for each species will also be named at the end of July and receive a certificate and some other small prizes to acknowledge their contributions to the database!
Join iMapInvasives for a kick-off webinar to learn from the experts about identifying these species, and how the challenge works.  
Annise Dobson – Yale University
Kelsey McLaughlin – NYSDEC
Lindsay Yoder – Lower Hudson PRISM
Mitchell O’Neill – NYNHP


June 30
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.

If you are a Partner and want to receive partner meeting invitations and announcements please follow this link. 

If you are not a Partner and have an interest in attending a Partner Meeting as a guest, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at rwilliams@tnc.org.

Save the Date for 2021 Partner Meetings:

Due to COVID, all meetings will be virtual until further notice. 

Wednesday, January 26th @ 10am

Thursday, April 15th @ 10am

Wednesday, July 7th @ 10am

Thursday, October 21 @10am

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

View the Webinar Schedule

Access Webinar Recordings 

iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM Invasive Species Webinars from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register.