Apart from the Governor's Invasive Species Council, additional groups exist in Pennsylvania that are specific to a particular region or invasive species. Below is a summary of those groups, their relevant group leaders, and contact information. If you wish to learn more about a particular group, please contact the appropriate group leader.
Controlled Plant & Noxious Weed Committee
iMapInvasives is an online reporting and data management tool used to track invasive species. The goal of our program is to assist natural resource professionals and citizen scientists by advancing their knowledge of species distributions across Pennsylvania and to provide a tool which stores both location and management details.
Contact: Amy Jewitt
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Active Independent Cooperative Weed Management Areas (CWMAs) in Pennsylvania
Lake Erie Watershed Cooperative Weed Management Area (LEW CWMA)
Coordinator: Tom Cermak, PA Sea Grant
French Creek Cooperative Weed Management Area (FC CWMA)
Coordinators(s): Brian Pilarcik, Crawford County Conservation District & Melissa Althouse, Erie National Wildlife Refuge
Allegheny Plateau Invasive Plant Management Area (APIPMA)
Coordinator: Madeline Stanisch, McKean County Conservation District
Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area (SIPMA)
Coordinator: Jon-Marc Burdick, Cameron County Conservation District
Southern Laurel Highlands Plant & Pest Management Partnership (SLHPPMP)
Coordinator: Heather Fowler, Fayette County Conservation District
Aquatic Invasive Species Introduction