1.) Stop emerging invasive species infestations through Rapid Response.
All proposed control projects must outline project steps as defined in the CRISP Engagement Policy. Eradication and containment projects focused on Tier 2 Species (see CRISP Invasive Species Categorization) are preferred over suppression efforts. Proposals that address species other than Tier 2 Species will be considered but need justification on the feasibility of containment.
2.) Surveys for Early Detection Species.
Surveys for Tier 1 or Tier 2 Species beyond what is documented in iMapInvasives and EDDMapS. Surveys for Tier 1 Species; in areas where an introduction pathway exists. A survey methodology will be defined to determine Highly Probable Areas that could support target species.
3.) Raise public awareness of Tier 1 Early Detection/Prevention Species to address introduction pathways of forest pests, pathogens or species approaching the region.
Programs that focus on Prevention or Early Detection, or have broad application, will be preferred.
4.) Develop a structured Citizen Science Program that engages and retains participants.
A program that trains volunteers to become citizen scientists collecting significant information on invasive species, offers levels of training and recognition for participants are preferred.