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How to Report an Invasive Species

Look for new invaders every time you are outdoors. Scan the area and pay special attention to: 

  • Pathways: Roads, trails, edges
  • Habitats: Aquatic plants in water bodies, understory plants on forest floor, etc.
  • Distribution: Plants that seem out of place
  • When you find something:
    • Double check the ID (consult a guidebook or contact an expert at Benton SWCD or OSU Extension Master Gardeners). 
    • Record the location on a map. 
    • Record the size of the infestation (# of plants, area covered). 
    • Take a digital photo of the plant. 
    • Follow the link below to report with as much info as you have.