Start Date

7-3-2022 12:00 AM

End Date

8-3-2022 12:00 AM

Abstract

Invasive species pose a serious statewide threat to Oregon. In 2017, the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) published the Statewide Strategic Plan for Invasive Species. Development of a web-based hub that facilitates learning and collaboration on the prevention, early detection and management of invasive species is a priority in the Statewide Strategic Plan. The hub transformed the former Oregon’s Worst Invaders List into a searchable and sortable web-based database. The hub has different metrics which can be queried, such as species status in Oregon, introduction or dispersal pathways of concern, suitable habitat, timely alerts, or combinations of multiple metrics. Through the alert component, the new hub is designed to provide up-to-date information regarding emergent invasive species issues. The hub also provides links to other resources, providing users access to additional critical information. The OISC hub provides an opportunity for invasive species specialists to connect and share information, which will allow better preparation and rapid response to invasive species threats. The OISC believes this new hub will be of immense value in providing current information needed to mitigate or eliminate risk posed by invasive species in Oregon.

We, the OISC, want your help and input. Learn how to join the OISC’s upcoming workshop about the Oregon’s Invasive Species Hub, how to use it and how it can benefit you, the invasive species specialists, and others. Participants will be among the first collaborators to provide feedback on the development and rollout the Hub.

Subjects

Conservation biology, Environmental policy, Habitat assessment

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Spreading Information not Invasive Species: Oregon Invasive Species Council’s online information hub to inform, share, and collaborate

Invasive species pose a serious statewide threat to Oregon. In 2017, the Oregon Invasive Species Council (OISC) published the Statewide Strategic Plan for Invasive Species. Development of a web-based hub that facilitates learning and collaboration on the prevention, early detection and management of invasive species is a priority in the Statewide Strategic Plan. The hub transformed the former Oregon’s Worst Invaders List into a searchable and sortable web-based database. The hub has different metrics which can be queried, such as species status in Oregon, introduction or dispersal pathways of concern, suitable habitat, timely alerts, or combinations of multiple metrics. Through the alert component, the new hub is designed to provide up-to-date information regarding emergent invasive species issues. The hub also provides links to other resources, providing users access to additional critical information. The OISC hub provides an opportunity for invasive species specialists to connect and share information, which will allow better preparation and rapid response to invasive species threats. The OISC believes this new hub will be of immense value in providing current information needed to mitigate or eliminate risk posed by invasive species in Oregon.

We, the OISC, want your help and input. Learn how to join the OISC’s upcoming workshop about the Oregon’s Invasive Species Hub, how to use it and how it can benefit you, the invasive species specialists, and others. Participants will be among the first collaborators to provide feedback on the development and rollout the Hub.