Reporting & Sharing Your Weed Data

We encourage participants to adopt our 4-County CWMA Invasive Plant Data Standards for  observations. You can submit your weed observations on a number of different online and mobile platforms, as described below.

OR & WA data platforms
  • EDDMapS – OR, WA
    • An online platform and mobile app for mapping invasive species distribution.
    • Aggregates data from other databases and organizations as well as volunteer observations to create a national network of invasive species and pest distribution data.
    • Accepts individual observations and bulk uploads.
  • iNaturalist – OR, WA
    • One of the world’s most popular nature apps and social networking service for documenting biodiversity across the globe.
    • Check out our 4-County CWMA Call-for-Data Weeds Project (courtesy of Lindsey Wise).
  • Oregon iMapInvasives – OR
    • An online, GIS-based invasive species reporting and querying tool, with functionality geared towards EDRR efforts.
    • Manages data on observation points, survey and treatment areas, and outcomes.
    • Also serves as a clearinghouse for invasive species data, aggregated from a wide range of sources for tracking hundreds of invasive species.
  • ODA WeedMapper – OR
    • A web-based report and ID form and collection of spatial information on the distribution of  ODA’s A- and B-listed noxious weeds.
    • Reports automatically get integrated into the iMapInvasives Oregon dataset.
  • Oregon Invasive Species Hotline – OR
    • A web-based form and toll-free phone number for reporting a known invader or for asking for identification help, to be reviewed by an expert from the Oregon Invasive Species Council.
    • Experts may also make management recommendations or respond to high-priority sightings.
    • Reports automatically get integrated into the iMapInvasives Oregon dataset. 
  • Washington Invasives – WA
    • A web-based form and mobile app for connecting invasive species sightings with the agency with the expertise or authority to take action.
    • Washington Invasive Species Council staff and technical experts throughout the state review and approve sighting reports.
    • Reports automatically get integrated into EDDMapS.

Please also consider reviewing Oregon Department of Agriculture’s current watch list and submitting supporting information about infestations to inform formal noxious weed risk assessments. Also, consider nominating species for noxious weed status.

For new county records of these species, please consider vouchering populations to support taxonomic, mapping, and floristic analysis based on voucher data rather than observation data. We recommend submitting vouchers to each of the following herbariums: Portland State University Herbarium (HPSU), Oregon State University Herbarium (OSC), and the University of Washington Herbarium (WTU). Vouchering instructions for each institution are available (HPSU, OSC, WTU).