These models were created to highlight areas of the state that have high ecological significance, a high risk of spread of invasives into the area, and high value according to their protected status, using available spatial data sets that influence invasive species efforts.
There are three main layers
- Protected Areas
- Risk of Spread - a modeled "heat map"-style layer indicating areas of higher and lower risk for spreading invasive species.
- Ecological Significance- a modeled "heat map"-style layer indicating areas of higher and lower biodiversity and presense of rare or endangered species.
You can read more about these layers here.
The layers may be accessed on-line and viewed with the presence of invasive species observations from the iMapInvasives database.