Located at the top of the MInvasives webpage, highlighted in red and located in the toolbar, you will click on “Report Invasives”.
If you have not already registered with MISIN (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network), click the “Register Now” button on the right side under Create an Account. Otherwise, use your MISIN account information to log in on the left side of the page.
To register, fill out your user information in the form provided.
After completing the registration form, you will receive an automated welcome e-mail. This e-mail will display your username and password, along with a link. In order to activate your account, you must click on the link provided in the e-mail.
Once you have clicked the link, your internet browser will open and go directly to the “Welcome to MISIN” webpage where you will be able to log in with your username and password.
If you are reporting through the MISIN website you will need to log in and click on the “Report Sightings” tab. To log in through the MInvasives website, click on “Report Invasives” at the top of the page. You will be brought to the log in screen where you will type in your username and password. Once you click Login, you will be automatically redirected to the Report Sighting page on the MISIN website.
You will have the option to click on “STEP 2: Verify Species” box, which will allow you to complete training modules prior to reporting your sighting. If you are confident in your observation please click on “STEP 3: Report Sighting” box.
On the reporting page for the observations location, you have the option to locate by search where you can type in the longitude and latitude or locate by map where you can click on the map provided (You must be zoomed in to level 15 or greater for the point to be accepted).
First, select what type of information you are reporting, presence or absence data. Then, continue filling out the remaining information relating to the sighting and provide pictures, if available, for verification purposes.
After clicking the “Submit” button, you will be redirected to a summary page that tells you that the point was successfully added and provides the reporter with a record ID for easy reference. You will also be provided with a PDF link where you can download and print the summary page for your records.