New Invaders Watch Program (NIWP) is an early detection and rapid response network of volunteer, government, non-profit, and business organizations dedicated to idetifying, mapping and controlling new exotic invasive species. Our current focus area is within Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Our target species are known to be invasive in the Midwest or regions of similar climate, and are not known from Northeast Illinois. Or have yet to spread into their preferred habitats in the region.

NIWP help meet the early detection and rapid response initiatives of the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership and the Indiana Coastal Cooperative Weed Management Area.



Bugwood Center Developed by The University of Georgia - Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Last updated on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 01:34 PM