Outsmart Invasive Species Project

The goal of the Outsmart Invasive Species Project is to strengthen ongoing invasive-species monitoring efforts in Massachusetts by enlisting help from citizens. Using web- and smartphone-based approaches, volunteers identify and collect data on invasive species in their own time, with little or no hands-on training. Because increasing numbers of people are equipped with smartphone technology, this approach will expand the scope of invasive-species monitoring, and is an effort to help control outbreaks of new or emergent invasive species that threaten our environment.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

March 1, 2012

Partner(s): 

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Service Forestry
51 Military Road
Amherst, MA 01002
United States

Program Director: 

Charles Schweik

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Charles Schweik

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Environmental Conservation

Organizational elements: 

Student Involvement: 

No

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

No