National Park Service

Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network (ERMN)

Early Detection of Invasive Species Monitoring

Field Guides

Emerald ash borer field guide card
Emerald ash borer field guide card

Field Guides

This guide was created as part of the Eastern Rivers and Mountains (ERMN) and Northeast Temperate (NETN) Networks Early Detection of Invasive Species Surveillance Monitoring and Rapid Response monitoring protocol and is designed to be used in conjunction with the US Forest Service "Invasive Plants Field and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands Field Guide."

All images contained within the "Early Detection of Invasive Species Surveillance Monitoring Field Guide" and "USFS Invasive Plants and Reference Guide: An Ecological Perspective of Plant Invaders of Forests and Woodlands" are copyrighted. Any commercial or other use of the images requires written permission from the photographer or contact organization.

NPS Field Guide (PDF, 6.5mb)
NPS Supplement 1 (PDF, 9.2mb)

USFS Guide (PDF, 1.2mb)
USFS Supplement (PDF, 1.3mb)
USFS Supplement 2 (PDF, 1.0mb)

The purpose is to assist National Park Service (NPS) employees, contractors, and citizen scientists to detect incipient populations of targeted invasive species before they become widely established. The taxa presented in this guide are a subset of larger target invasive species lists that were produced for each park in the above mentioned networks. Taxa already present in the Forest Service publication were not duplicated. The overall format of this guide follows that of the Forest Service guide and allows for supplementation with individual taxon cards from the Forest Service guide. As new park species threats arise, new species cards will be produced.

Links to printing specifications and species reporting forms are provided on the right. Individual species cards can be viewed and downloaded from the Target Invasive Species also on the right. Please read the Terms of Use before downloading any documents from this web page.

For more Information contact:

  • Doug Manning, Vegetation Technician, Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network

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