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With the development of modern transportation and the growth of global trade, Invasive species are spreading throughout the world.
CitSci.org is developing the ability to map invasive species across the globe.  NEW Alliance is helping by applying the system, providing feedback and making suggestions.  The CitSci.org staff have incorporated many of our suggestions and continues to work closely with us as we apply CitSci.org to invasive mapping and management throughout Northeast Wisconsin.  
There are over 180 aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes.  Some of these pose a threat to the inland lakes and other waterways of Northeast Wisconsin.
Phragmites is an invasive species which is well established in the Green Bay area and is now spreading throughout Northeast Wisconsin. 
We have teamed-up with CitSsi.org and the River Alliance of Wisconsin to map invasive species in Northeast Wisconsin.  We are using GPS handheld devices and the internet to map the phragmites we can see from our highways and other accessible terrestrial locations.  We are mapping phragmites and 14 other aquatic invasive species along our rivers' banks and lake shores.
Phragmites (Invasive)



CitSci.org has developed an excellent series of tutorials designed to introduce invasive species mappers to a wide range of topics and develop necessary skills.  Tailored to Wisconsin's needs, the tutorials cover the following:
Introduction to Invasive Species
Introduction to GPS
Monitoring Protocols
Species Identification
CitSci.org Website Use
Each tutorial is available on-line in either a multi-media or "traditional" (static) format.  Access the tutorials at: 
The Wisconsin versions of the tutorials in both multi-media and static versions are at the bottom of the page under the heading entitled: "Experimental Tutorials - Wisconsin."
 If you need assistance, consult the CitSci.org "Help" or contact Brian Ewart (bewart@newalliance.org).

Wisconsin has a native and exotic version of phragmites. To see the difference, please click on the link below:
(Click Above for Powerpoint Presentation)