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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.