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Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse (SWEPIC)
Entry ID: USGS_SBSC_SWEPIC

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Summary
Abstract: The Southwest Exotic Plant Mapping Program (SWEMP) is a collaborative effort between the United States Geological Survey and federal, tribal, state, county and NGO partners in the southwest. This project is an ongoing effort to compile and distribute regional data on the occurrence of non-native invasive plants in the southwestern United States. The database represents the known sites (represented ... View entire text

Purpose: his dataset was created to provide a regional perspective on non-native invasive plant distributions. It can be used to assist land managers, as well as the public, to review the locations and extent of reported infestations. These data can ultimately help guide management strategies and policies for the control of non-native invasive plant species. All plant species in the database are non-native as defined by the USDA PLANTS database 2007; the extent to which they are invasive has not been determined.
Related URL
Description: Get SWEMP data from SWEPIC website
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.0   S: 31.33   E: -102.08   W: -120.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kathryn Thomas and Patricia Guertin. U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center (USGS-SBSC)
Dataset Title: Southwest Non-native Invasive Plant Database
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Data Presentation Form: Maps and Data
Online Resource: http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/cprs/research/projects/swepic/maincprs.asp
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1911-03-14
Stop Date: 2006-12-14
Quality SWEMP operates as a collaborative effort between the USGS and contributing parties. The responsibilities of the USGS are to provide data compilation and quality control, regional database management, and regional database distribution. Data collection is the responsibility of the collaborators. Therefore, an estimate of accuracy regarding the plant identifications and assignments of attribute ... View entire text
Use Constraints Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS-SBSC-Colorado Plateau Research Station and the USGS-SBSC-Sonoran Desert Research Station, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of these data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This ... View entire text
Data Center
Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse, SBSC, BRD, USGS, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sbsc.wr.usgs.gov/research/projects/swepic/swemp/swempA.asp

Data Center Personnel
Name: KATHRYN A. THOMAS
Phone: 520-670-5534
Fax: 520-670-5001
Email: kathryn_a_thomas at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Sonoran Desert Research Center
125 Biological Sciences East, Bldg 43
University of Arizona
City: Tuscon
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 85721
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 520-670-5534
Fax: 520-670-5001
Email: kathryn_a_thomas at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Sonoran Desert Research Center
125 Biological Sciences East, Bldg 43
University of Arizona
City: Tuscon
Province or State: Arizona
Postal Code: 85721
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-03-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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