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EDDMapS Ontario

EDDMaps.org provides a fast and easy way to report and map invasive species distribution.  Citizen science reported sightings help Early Detection and Rapid Response with online data entry, email alerts and a network of expert verifiers.  Distribution data can be searched and downloaded.  The EDDMapS Ontario App can be downloaded from the Google Play store or Apple iTunes App store.

Centre for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health – Invasive.org
Invasive.org contains an accessible and easy to use archive of high quality images related to invasive, introduced or exotic species, with particular emphasis on educational applications.

Environment Canada – Invasive Alien Species in Canada
The Environment Canada site highlights alien and invasive alien species including the Invasive Alien Species Strategy for Canada and the Invasive Alien Species Partnership Program.

Global Invasive Species Database
The Global Invasive Species Database highlights invasive alien species that threaten native biodiversity. Species information is supplied or reviewed by experts from around the world and is continually being populated with species information.

Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN)
The GLIN is a partnership that provides one place online for people to find information relating to the bi-national Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region of North America.

Invasive Species: A Threat to Ontario’s Biodiversity
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources site provides general information on what invasive species are, what Ontario is doing and what you can do in preventing and controlling them. The site provides links to information on aquatic invasive species, terrestrial invasive species and how to report sightings.

Protect Your Waters – Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
Protect Your Waters is a site for recreational users who want to help stop the spread of aquatic nuisance species. It provides simple procedures to stop aquatic hitchhikers, information to become informed, how to take action and why this is important.

The National Invasive Species Council (NISC)
The NISC ensures that federal programs and activities help to control and prevent the spread of invasive species in an effective and efficient way. The site provides information on prevention, early detection and rapid response, control and management, research and education and public awareness.

Terrestrial Invasive Species

Canada’s Online Weed Information and Identification Resource – Weedinfo.ca
Weedinfo.ca is an ever growing knowledge base of pest plants. It provides identifying characteristics, new emerging research articles, and media and control options.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency – Invasive Species
The CFIA is Canada’s national plant protection organization by providing import regulations to prevent the introduction and regulate the movement of invasive species, monitors species not yet found in Canada and determines when they have become established.

Canadian Vascular Plants – VASCAN
VASCAN is a literature-based database of vascular plants of Canada. It provides the scientific name, the accepted French and English vernacular name and their synonyms/alternatives, distribution stats and the habit of the plant in Canada.

Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF)
The EOMF is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. It is one of 15 large-scale working model forests that represent five major forest eco-regions of Canada, the EOMF works with government, landowners, industry, First Nations, non-government organizations to develop new ways to sustain and manage our forest resources.

Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC)
The OIPC is a non-profit multi-agency organization comprised of individuals and organizational representatives who coordinate a provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
The ANS Task Force is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to preventing and controlling aquatic invasive species. Activities of the task force include research on invasive species and provide information about aquatic invasive species.

Great lakes Commission Aquatic Nuisance Species
The Great Lakes Commission provides support to the Great Lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic nuisance species. The site provides an overview, links and information on the Great lakes Panel on Aquatic Nuisance Species, their initiatives and staff.

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant combines research, education and outreach to empower southern Lake Michigan communities to secure a healthy environment and economy.

Manitoba Purple Loosestrife Project
The Manitoba Purple Loosestrife Project is a non-profit partnership to produce community education, and habitat restoration through bio-control beetle releases and loosestrife mapping and monitoring.

Michigan Sea Grant
Michigan Sea Grant provides research and outreach programs to promote a better understanding, conservation, and use of Michigan’s coastal Great Lakes resources. Free publications and fact sheets on Aquatic Invasive Species are available to download on the “Publications” section of their web site.

Minnesota Sea Grant

The Minnesota Sea Grant is part of a network linked by the national sea grant program that work to enhance communities, the environment and economies along Lake Superior and Minnesota’s Inland Waters.

National Park Service – U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service manages invasive species on park lands through a suite of national and local programs based on monitoring, prevention, early detection and rapid response.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse
An international library of research, public policy, and outreach education publications pertaining to invasive marine and fresh-water aquatic nuisance species in North America. It is the home of North America’s most extensive library of publications related to the spread, biology, impacts and control of zebra mussels.

New York Sea Grant
New York Sea Grant is a statewide network of integrated research, education, and extension services promoting the coastal economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) – Non-indigenous Aquatic Species

The USGS Web site includes scientific reports on invasive algae, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. Excellent distribution information; regional contact lists; general information on aquatic invasive species; and an excellent source for links to other sites.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Lists current harmful wildlife species, highlights some invasive species and the U.S. federal government response, programs, research and prevention.

Wisconsin Sea Grant
Wisconsin Sea Grant conducts research and outreach related to aquatic invasive species. Their efforts focus on public education about invasive species, developing ways to control their spread, reducing their adverse impacts, and providing tools required to evaluate fishery restoration efforts.