This information has been collected by CAPS participants to assist new and seasoned partners in the CAPS community. Please suggest changes and additions via comment at the bottom of the page.
- Program Overview
- Cooperative Agreements
- Risk Assessment
- Survey Management Tools
- Data Management Tools
- Reporting Tools
- Web Resources
- Overview of the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Program. This self-instructional workbook from the Pest Survey Specialist curriculum is produced by the Professional Development Center (PDC) and is updated annually.
- CAPS annual calendar of program due dates (from CT/MA/RI) and CAPS'opedia interactive calendar.
- National CAPS Committee (NCC) represents national and state cooperators and provides guidance for the Pest Detection program.
- CAPS acronym starter List. National Plant Board has a comprehensive list on their website.
- Package process and contents
- CAPS forms
- ADO/ADODR Resources
- Updated Work Plan templates are published each April with the CAPS Guidelines.
- Infrastructure Work Plan template - Appendix J-1
- Survey Work Plan template - Appendix J-2
- Infrastructure Accomplishment report template - Appendix P-1
- Survey Accomplishment report template - Appendix P-2
- Survey Calculator tool - CAPS Guidelines Appendix J-3
- Detailed Financial Plan example - CAPS Guidelines Appendix J-4
- ESA species assessment conversion information
- Aquatic Pathways: Closing the Pathways of Aquatic Invasive Species Across North America
- Invasive Species Pathways Team final report 2003
- New Pest Advisory Group (NPAG) assesses exotic plant pests that are new or imminent threats to U.S. agriculture or the environment and recommends appropriate actions.
- The National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS) is the CAPS database and web application for creating reports and maps with the NAPIS data. Log-in is required. CAPS partners can request access at firstname.lastname@example.org pending approval by the CAPS data manager.
- Pest Tracker is the public face of Pest Detection. Survey maps, news, web sites and videos for over 600 exotic pests are just a click away. A page for each state provides contact information for plant regulatory officials, links to state relevant news items and web resources, standard links to state DOA, plant protection regulations, and much, much more.
- NAPPFAST provides plant pest forecasting materials. Risk maps for CAPS targets should be consulted when choosing CAPS survey targets.
Survey Management Tools
- Trap Name Protocol describes the standard naming method that was used in Massachusetts in 2008. Approved lures have changed since this document was created. Always check CAPS Approved Methods for current methods!
- CAPS GPS Survey Locations is an example spreadsheet used to record survey locations with identifying details and GPS coordinates.
- Trap survey card for Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB)
- Trap survey card - data field descriptions for Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB)
- General notification of intended survey - example letter
- Sample collection tags/labels
- Procedure for submitting survey samples to identifiers
- PPQ Form 391 (fillable) for submitting specimen to area identifier for confirmation of 1st-in-US, 1st-in-state and 1st-in-county records.
- CAPS Tracking Spreadsheet list example of surveys by name with survey details such as method, trap/sample numbers, work planned, work completed, etc.
- CAPS Accountability Report for NAPIS data entered in current season, matches date entered in NAPIS by state to the approved CAPS survey workplan (from J-3).
Data Management Tools
- CAPS Accountability Report matches date entered in NAPIS to the CAPS funded survey (from J-3).
- Data Entry details of program data entry requirements and tutorials.
- NAPIS Reports include flexible ad hoc reports and standardized "Plant Board Report" summary of annual survey results for a state. Log-in required, access limited to regulatory agencies, contact email@example.com.