Phase 1 (2010): Developing an Online Invasive Species Risk-Mapping Tool: Climate Change Adaptation through Strategic Management of a Top Ecological Stressor.
Phase 2 & Science Delivery (2012 & 2013): Setting Regional Strategies for Invasive Plant Management Using CalWeedMapper
The California Invasive Plant Council developed a “risk mapping” approach that combines comprehensive distribution maps with maps of current and future suitable range to show where invasive species are likely to spread. This project developed an online tool "CalWeedMapper" for these data to allow natural resource managers to generate risk maps and summary statistics for areas they select, and to determine management priorities. This work also delivers CalWeedMapper training, key information on identifying high priority early-detection-and-rapid-response species, and guidance for important mapping to agencies and organizations directly.