Southeast Early Detection Network

What is the Mid-Atlantic Early Detection Network (MAEDN)?

MAEDN is a vast network of land managers, field experts, citizen scientists, naturalists, gardeners and others interested in documenting invasive plant occurrences in the mid-Atlantic region for the purposes of early detection, improved management and better coordination. The region includes Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.


The current focus is on invasive plants but additional invasive taxa may be added in the future. Releases of approved biological control agents can also be reported using EDDMapS. Thanks to support from the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service, EDDMapS is available to users at no cost.


ID and Report Invasives


The current focus of this app is on invasive plants but additional invasive insects and diseases have been included in this App. Releases of approved biological control agents can also be reported using EDDMapS but not currently included in this App. Thanks to support from Invasive Plant Control, Inc., National Park Service and USDA Forest Service, EDDMapS, MAEDN and the MAEDN iPhone app is available to users at no cost.

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Invasive Species Mapping Made Easy!

Tallow Tree Collecting GPS Coordinates

EDDMapS, started in 2005, is now providing a picture of the distribution of invasive species across the U.S. and Canada

  • Fast and easy to use - no knowledge of GIS required
  • Web-based mapping of invasive species distribution to help fill gaps and identify “leading edgeâ€� ranges
  • Facilitates Early Detection and Rapid Response implementation with online data entry forms, e-mail alerts and network of expert verifiers
  • One Database for both local and national data
  • Data can be searched, queried and downloaded in a variety of formats
  • Cooperates with and aggregates data from other invasive species mapping projects
  • Custom/hosted applications can be quickly and inexpensively developed

Supporters

National Park Service
USDA Forest Service
Invasive Plant Control Inc.
Delaware Invasive Species Council