Invasive plants (aliens) are not historically native to an area, and their introduction likely will cause economic or environmental harm or threaten human health. Alien plants can suppress and force out all native plants in an ecosystem. Mapping where alien species grow is typically the ﬁrst step in managing or eradicating invasive plants. The Jean Ellen duPont Sheehan Audubon Sanctuary, near Bozman, MD, had no such map.
Project Objective: Help control invading alien plants in the sanctuary by mapping their location.
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