Texas Launches New Invasive Species Website
By Damon Waitt and Travis Gallo
Texasinvasives.org is sporting a new user-friendly interface and new features like Eco Alerts by Region, where you can search Texas Ecoregions to see what species are a problem in your area; a Report It feature to help keep the worst of the worst out of Texas and social media like You Tube and FaceBook. The site is still home to the Texas Invasive Plant & Pest Council, the statewide invasive species conference, the Invaders of Texas citizen science program, and an invasive plant database. The website also contains an interactive mapping application, downloadable invasive species publications and links to national, regional, and state invasive species resources. The new and improved website was made possible by funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and in-kind support from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.