I am interested in learning how community stewardship groups could benefit from iNaturalist. Here in Toronto, most of the groups I know focus on planting native species, removing invasive, and monitoring plants and animals.
iNaturalist is certainly a good way to have an overview of certain species (invasive, threatened and so on) that occur in a given area, which can be done with a project. Furthermore, it can also be an excellent tool for outreach, e.g. by making the people aware of the biodiversity that can exist in urban parks.
Are there any other applications of iNaturalist for community stewardship?
On the topic of invasive plants specifically, I have read on the forums that iNaturalist is one way to detect “new” invasive species early and either report or remove them before they can spread. But are there other uses to these invasive plant observations? For mapping perhaps?