The Plants of Concern mobile app allows users to view their monitoring assignments, navigate to plant population locations, and complete monitoring reports by entering the following data:
Plant reproductive rates
GPS coordinates (using smartphone GPS)
Native species associates
Invasive species abundance
Impacts to the population
On our website, project coordinators and land managers can assign a person to monitor a rare species occurrence, as well as manage sites, species, and occurrence records.
A data download feature allows flexible download options, including PDF, Excel, CSV, and KML formats.
To ensure confidentiality, people can only view the species and location information for their assignments.
We offer free online training to rare plant monitors that covers rare conservation topics & our monitoring protocol.
Training is self-paced, consists of six video modules & short quizzes, and takes 1-2 hours to complete.