IPAMS Volunteer Training Workshops
The Invasive Plant Atlas of the MidSouth (IPAMS) is a program designed to train volunteers to identify important invasive plant
species, learn about using the on-line database to enter plant locations, and provide information on the management of these
species. During the three-hour workshop, participants will learn to identify forty different invasive plant species, use the
IPAMS webpage and database, Early Detection and Rapid Response steps for reporting and managing invasive plants, and an
introduction to identifying your location from a GPS or GIS mapping function. Data derived from volunteers will be used to
target the management of these invasive species. Each participant will be provided a training manual, species fact sheets,
and identification cards for the forty species.
Trainers are Drs. Victor Maddox and John Madsen of the Geosystems Research Institute, Mississippi State University.
Picayune, MS - May 23, 2012