Invasives Watch

Invasives Tracker Tools

On this page, you'll find links to web tools created in collaboration with our partners that are being used to track, display, and describe the removal efforts of invasive species from the raft lakes.

This page will be updated as more and more tools become available, so check back often!

Invasives Treatments & Observations Trackers

The Caddo Lake Institute (CLI), a non-profit scientific and educational organization focused on protecting ecological and cultural resources of the Great Raft Lakes, has partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) to develop online tools to help inform resource managers and lake stakeholders of both past and planned treatment activities at two lakes. This knowledge will allow resource managers to increase the efficiency of future planned treatments. Additionally, analysis of historical treatment data found through the web tool may allow for resource managers to better gauge treatment effectiveness for specific techniques throughout the lakes.

In addition, to help manage the invasive species issue in the GRIP area, CLI has developed an innovative way to engage the community and leverage their intimate knowledge of the lakes using a program similar to the adopt-a-highway programs. Instead of a section of a highway, the public can “adopt” a predefined lake zone. Participants, predominately local land owners, are known as “Weed Wardens”. Weed Wardens act as an extension to the lake management team by monitoring their adopted zone and reporting “observations” to management agencies through the web tool, which they feel should be investigated by experts.

Tracker Tools Links

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake Invasives Tracker

Lake Bistineau

Lake Bistineau Invasives Tracker