Reporting Offline Resources

Some resources in the Reporting component of the National EDRR Framework are not yet available on the Internet. These resources were reported by responders to the EDRR Needs Assessment Survey initiated in 2006.

Offline Resources

Product Name: National EDRR System for Invasive Plants
Provider: [Not Provided]
Contact Name: Randy Westbrooks
Description: The National EDRR System for Invasive Plant, which is based on the FICMNEW EDRR Conceptual Design Plan, includes a network of local, state, regional, and national invasive plant partner groups dedicated to weed prevention and a new biological protection ethic on the use and spread of exotic plants. An online EDRR Network Reporting System is currently being developed that will act as a clearinghouse for information on new invasive plants, and will serve as a coordinating mechanism for Phase 2 of the National EDRR Project for Invasive Plants (Development and Testing of EDRR System Elements and Processes). The following elements of the system are being developed by USGS BRD and partners (IPANE, MSU, etc.).

- EARLY DETECTION AND REPORTING
- Weed Alerts on New and Emerging Invaders
- Incentives for Reporting
- Volunteer Training Guidelines
- State and Regional Watch Lists
- Link to APHIS Agriculture Internet Monitoring System
- Global E-Commerce Monitoring System
- NAWMA Data Collection Standards
- Reporting Submission Form
- INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, ID, VOUCHERING, AND ARCHIVING NEW RECORDS
- Links to Web-based ID Keys
- Protocols/Procedures for Submitting Specimens for ID Protocols/Procedures for Submitting Confirmed National and State Records to the PLANTS Database and other Partner Databases.
- Links to a System Partner Databases (e.g., PLANTS Database, IPANE, INVADERS, SWEMP, etc.)
- RAPID ASSESSMENT OF CONFIRMED NEW SPECIES
- Ecological Assessment Guidelines
- Link to USGS National Institute of Invasive Species Science - Ecological Forecasting Service
Survey Responder: Randy Westbrooks Record#

Product Name: Hawaii Early Warning Pilot Program
Provider: NOS-NCCOS
Contact Name: Karen Eason
Description: The Hawaii Early warning system is a queryable database listing known occurrences of nonindigenous species by site so managers are able to determine if an occurrence is either a new species or a new introduction. When a new occurrence takes place, an assessment takes place and alerts are sent out to appropriate agencies. This is a pilot for an expanded early warning system. The second State will be Texas.
Survey Responder: Dean Wilkinson Record# 7

Product Name: Volunteer Monitoring Programs
Provider: NOAA
Contact Name: Dean Wilkinson
Narrative Description: Various NOAA programs have developed a volunteer monitoring component. Volunteers are trained and given a contact point for reporting. They include activities such as a coastal monitoring system set up by Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management, a volunteer monitoring system in west coast Research Reserves (initially set up in Elkhorn Slough), working with skin divers through the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, and working with Lake Owners Associations in Michigan to document zebra mussel occurrence. In addition, various State Sea Grant programs have issued identification cards for known threats, e.g. Asian carp, fishhook water flea, water chestnut, hydrilla, caulerpa, Chinese mitten crab, etc., that have been distributed to user groups such as fishers and recreational boaters.
Survey Responder: Dean Wilkinson Record# 11

Product Name: Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System (GLANSIS) [online]
Provider GLERL
Contact Name: David Raikow
Description: The Great Lakes Aquatic Nuisance Species Information System will be a database of nonindigenous species occurrences in the Great Lakes. It will be managed by NOAA's Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory and will be compatible with other databases set up by USGS and the Smithsonian.
Survey Responder : Dean Wilkinson Record# 12

Product Name: West Coast Green Crab Monitoring Program
Provider: NOAA
Contact Name: Stephen Philips
Description: NOAA provided funding to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission to monitor green crab occurrence in California, Washington, and Oregon as one of the action items in the green crab management plan developed by the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force.
Survey Responder: Dean Wilkinson Record# 13

Product Name: Laboratory Animal Disease Data
Provider: NAHLN
Contact Name: Gary Sherman
Description: [Not Provided]
Survey Responder: Kitty F. Cardwell Record# 20

Product Name: Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment [online]
Provider: University of Hawaii
Contact Name: Curt Daehler
Description: Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment is a tool to assess potential invasiveness of plants introduced into Hawaii or Pacific Islands. About 500 species have been evaluated.
Survey Responder: Julie S. Denslow Record# 21

Product Name: Hawaiian Pest Hotline [online]
Provider: CGAPS, Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Contact Name: Christy Martin
Description: The Hawaii Pest Hotline is a statewide number that serves the public. It routes calls to the HDOA office on the island where the call originated. These calls are logged into the HDOA Invicta database. Follow up and response is handled on a case by case basis. Many reports will be forwarded to other agencies using a phone tree. There is an effort by PBIN to integrate the Invicta system with the Maui County Reporting Tool so that information and reports can be exchanged in an automated and digital fashion. This Pest Hotline only recently went live (Jan 06).
Survey Responder: Sky Harrison Record# 39

Product Name: APCAM (Alien Plant Control and Monitoring database)
Provider: National Park Service
Contact Name: Rita Beard
Description: APCAM is the database used by the Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMTs) in the National Park Service. This database tracks acres treated, monitored, inventoried, etc. as well as the specifics of control methods used on a per species basis. The Teams are the NPS rapid response groups that cover over 200 parks across the States. As the name implies, they address plants only. The database will be web-ready in the coming 2 years and upgraded.
Survey Responder: Bradley A. Welch Record# 55

Product Name: EPMTs (Exotic Plant Management Teams)
Provider: National Park Service
Contact Name: Rita Beard
Description: APCAM is the database used by the Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMTs) in the National Park Service. This database tracks acres treated, monitored, inventoried, etc. as well as the specifics of control methods used on a per species basis. The Teams are the NPS rapid response groups that cover over 200 parks across the States. As the name implies, they address plants only. The database will be web-ready in the coming 2 years and upgraded.
Survey Responder: Bradley A. Welch Record# 56

Product Name: Early detection protocols
Provider: National Park Service
Contact Name: Brad Welch
Description: The Inventory and Monitoring Program in concert with the Status and Trends Program of USGS are working together to develop a comprehensive protocol for invasive plant early detection. This protocol includes methodologies ranging from priority and threat assessment to predictive models to search strategies which include GIS-based, adaptive sampling, and remote sensing-based approaches.
Survey Responder: Bradley A. Welch Record# 57

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