We’re restoring habitat on a 2-acre wetland and want to prioritize certain species for preservation or removal. I just saw a VU “Vulnerable” tag on one species that grew last year in the middle of where the path goes. Knowing this, we can move the path to protect it. It seems iNaturalist could provide tons of data for us to use to set priorities like this. We’re removing anything alien, so knowing that is also important.
I was able to find a local spreadsheet of plants that has a Coefficient of Conservatism for wetland species in our area which is incredibly helpful for making these decisions, but it’s a pain to cross-reference and I have no source for upland species Coefficients (“CoC’s”) or for fungus, animals, etc. It seems that iNaturalist has much of the same data this list was built on (the list is also based on the consensus of 10 local botanists). Being able to sort or search by CoC or even a proxy like Alien Invasive vs. Threatened Native would be incredibly helpful. Is there a way to do this already?