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 Impact Region:
Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.
Program Start (and End Dates):
March 1, 2012
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Service Forestry
51 Military Road
Amherst, MA 01002United States
Program Director's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Natural Sciences/Environmental Conservation
This Project Receives External Funding: