Invasives Strike Force Surveyor Workshop Webinar -
Part 1: Species ID

Monday, May 20, 2024 - 07:00-8:15 pm 

Virtual event

Invasive species cause a multitude of problems in our region's natural areas including making these habitats less suitable for native wildlife. ISF Surveyors work to preserve biodiversity by monitoring the presence of invasive species on our public lands, especially along hiking trails. Data collected by surveyors are used to inform the planning and implementation of programs to control the further spread of invasive species into our region’s natural areas.

This required course helps Invasives Strike Force volunteers gain the skills necessary to identify high priority invasive species (plants and forest pests) as well as some key native plants that will be highlighted on a rotating monthly basis. As trained volunteers, you will then conduct monitoring along assigned trail sections that are convenient to your own home and according to a schedule that works for you! Part 2 of this webinar series will focus on survey protocols and reporting procedures (see events calendar for registration). We will also be offering optional guided nature walks throughout the summer to build confidence and learn together (dates coming soon)! 

This Workshop is hosted as part of Trail U.

Attending this workshop will count towards the Expert Ecological Steward curriculum track. Fill out your attendance in the Trail U Brochure to track your progress and earn a patch upon completion!

If you have any questions about Trail U, please email [email protected]

Standard registration
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