This Toolkit page has everything you need to get started as an Invaders of Texas Citizen Scientist. Check back often for the latest program information and document updates.
All Chapters Combined
01. About the Invaders of Texas Program
02. Introduction to Invasive Species
03. Field Preparation
04. Species Selection
05. Data Collection
06. Using GPS
07. Digital Imaging
08. Data Entry Tutorial
09. Appendix - Invasive Species List
Workshop Announcement (PDF)
Workshop Agenda (PDF)
Threats to Rare Plants and Plant Communities (PPT)
Sensitive Species in the National Forests and Grasslands of Texas (PDF)
TXNDD Data Collection Form (MS Word)
Invaders of Texas Brochure (PDF)
Invaders of Texas Brochure with Voyager (PDF)
Stop the Spread (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Invasive Species Texas (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Noxious Plant Register (Texas Department of Agriculture)
PlantWise (National Park Service)
Federal Noxious Weed List (APHIS)
Key to Ligustrum spp. (Cross Timbers Group)
Invasive Plant List (MS Excel)
Sample Workshop Agenda (PDF)
Participant Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
Request for Agency Support (MS Word)
Sample Species ID Card (PDF)
Workshop Evaluation Form (PDF)
Data Validation Protocol (PDF)
Volunteer Interest Form (MS Word)
Host Duties (MS Word)
Invaders of Texas Introduction (revised 09/25/11) - A general overview of invasive species issues and the Invaders of Texas citizen science program.
Invasive Species and Their Impacts (revised 03/20/10 - must have PowerPoint 2007) - A general overview of the impact invasive species have on ecosystems.
PowerPoint presentation with audio from “People-Powered Projects: The National Cooperative Weed Management Area Conference” (View Presentation).
Using citizen science data to update the distribution of key invasive plants in Texas, Presented by Travis Gallo, Texas Plant Conservation Conference, September, 2009, Austin, TX - Download Presentation.
Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus? Invasive Species and the Lady Bird Johnson WIldflower Center, Presented by Damon Waitt to Native Plant Society of Texas, Austin Chapter, November 16, 2010 - Austin, TX - Download Presentation.
Key to Ligustrum spp.
King Ranch Bluestem ID Card
Field Bindweed ID Card
Bermudagrass ID Card
Chinaberry ID Card
Pincushion ID Card
Johnsongrass ID Card
Key to exotic thistles
Identifying Malta Starthistle Rosettes
Key to the Privets
Clover Identification Tips
Chinaberry vs. Soapberry
Cactus Moth ID Card
Herbicide Mixing Guide
The Invaders of Texas program is seeking local partners to assist with monitoring invasive species. If you have a suggestion for a cooperative project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.