USGS

GROUP WATCH

This alert is sent when a nonindiginious species (any species) from the a chosen group is found for the first time in the United States, a state, a county, or a drainage (HUC-8).

Example of alerts you WILL get:
*Any species from your group is found in a state where it has never been recorded before.
*Any species from your group is found in a county where it has never been recorded before.
*Any species from your group is found in a drainage where it has never been recorded before.

Examples of alerts you will NOT get:
*A species from your group is collected from an area that has had previous records, such as a state with old records.
*A species from your group moves into a new location that is within the same drainage (HUC-8).