Start Date

2-3-2021 10:20 AM

End Date

2-3-2021 11:25 AM

Abstract

Early detection and rapid response of invasive species outbreaks is important in preventing significant damage to the environment and cost to management efforts. Ongoing invasive species management occurs at Mary S. Young Park, a state park in West Linn, Oregon. To better inform volunteer eradication efforts and utilize citizen science, the need to map current and future invasive outbreaks using spatial analysis has emerged. Using Google Maps and ArcGIS, invasive species outbreaks were located and mapped to show species frequency and spatial distribution. We discovered a high frequency of English Holly (Ilex aquifolium), and suggest the species poses a high risk of habitat expansion within the Willamette river basin and essential riparian habitat along the banks of the river at the park. The utilization of ArcGIS StoryMap and Google Suite for community outreach builds a baseline system for collecting historical spatial data and facilitates community and volunteer engagement in future invasive species management at the park.

Subjects

GIS / modeling, Habitat restoration, Land/watershed management

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/35481

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Mar 2nd, 10:20 AM Mar 2nd, 11:25 AM

Invasive Species Mapping and Community Outreach at Mary S. Young State Park

Early detection and rapid response of invasive species outbreaks is important in preventing significant damage to the environment and cost to management efforts. Ongoing invasive species management occurs at Mary S. Young Park, a state park in West Linn, Oregon. To better inform volunteer eradication efforts and utilize citizen science, the need to map current and future invasive outbreaks using spatial analysis has emerged. Using Google Maps and ArcGIS, invasive species outbreaks were located and mapped to show species frequency and spatial distribution. We discovered a high frequency of English Holly (Ilex aquifolium), and suggest the species poses a high risk of habitat expansion within the Willamette river basin and essential riparian habitat along the banks of the river at the park. The utilization of ArcGIS StoryMap and Google Suite for community outreach builds a baseline system for collecting historical spatial data and facilitates community and volunteer engagement in future invasive species management at the park.