Early detection and prevention are the first lines of defense against the introduction and spread of invasive species. The longer an invasive species goes undetected the larger their populations are able to grow which increases the damage done to the ecosystem. Reporting observations of invasive species helps to give an upper hand to invasive species management efforts.
You can report sightings of invasive species at iMapinvasives.org, which is an online GIS-based data management system that can be used to record invasive species observations to assist citizen scientists and natural resource professionals with invasive species management initiatives. Click the link below to get started: