Upcoming Events

  • Documenting Infestations in iMapInvasives before and after treatments
    Documenting Infestations in iMapInvasives before and after treatments
    Sep 22, 1:00 PM
    Webex
    We will discuss how you can report infestations in a way that will allow us to assess treatment effectiveness across the state, including infestation characteristics that can be used for before-and-after comparisons (i.e. distribution, percent cover), as well as the presence of a biocontrol insect!
  • Identifying and Reporting Spotted Lanternfly and Tree-of-Heaven with iMapInvasives
    Identifying and Reporting Spotted Lanternfly and Tree-of-Heaven with iMapInvasives
    Oct 27, 1:00 PM
    Webex Virtual event
    Learn about how to identify and track SLF & TOH in iMapInvasives. We will also discuss the progress of this volunteer initiative throughout 2021.

Upcoming Events & Trainings

 
 

Self-guided Training

 

CTN

Certified Trainers Network

Interested in protecting NYS natural resources? The iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network (CTN) is a group of volunteers and professionals iwho train their communities to monitor invasive species and report their distributions to iMapInvasives. Contact us to request a training.

How to become a Certified Trainer

  1. Attend initial certification webinar

  2. Fill out certification plan

  3. Host a training!

Looking for a Certified Trainer?

To request a training, please contact us at imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov 

Certification Webinars

To start the certification process, you can either attend our next certification webinar, or watch our webinar recording from the previous training.

 Next Certification Webinar 

Wednesday Oct. 28th, 1-2:30pm

Register here

About the CTN

Who should Join?

  • Anyone interested in protecting our natural areas and empowering their communities to do the same. The CTN includes Natural resource professionals, college students, educators, and citizen scientists.

Benefits of joining:

  • Involvement in local and statewide projects, increased awareness of invasive species, networking opportunities, professional experience, improve resume

Project Importance:

  • The more information we have about invasive species, the more effective our efforts are to minimize impacts on the places we love. The iMapInvasives Trainers Network helps by growing the number of people knowledgeable about, and looking for, invasive species, which boosts our ability to catch new invaders early.

History

  • The iMap CTN train-the-trainer program was initiated to fill the growing need for iMap trainings as the use of the database expanded in NY. The network was established in 2017 by Brittney Rogers as a part of her Master's thesis work at SUNY-ESF. Since then, the network has grown to deliver over 100 trainings to thousands of individuals.

CTN Resources

Required forms

Prepping for a training:

For Use During Trainings:

After Training:

Additional Resources

  • Help documents

  • Handouts and flyers

  • Educator Resources

  • iMap Network resources

Any questions? Need additional resources?

Contact us

Interested in protecting NYS natural resources? The iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network (CTN) is a group of volunteers and professionals iwho train their communities to monitor invasive species and report their distributions to iMapInvasives. Contact us to request a training.

How to become a Certified Trainer

  1. Attend initial certification webinar

  2. Fill out certification plan

  3. Host a training!

Looking for a Certified Trainer?

To request a training, please contact us at imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov 

Certification Webinars

To start the certification process, you can either attend our next certification webinar, or watch our webinar recording from the previous training.

 Next Certification Webinar 

Wednesday Oct. 28th, 1-2:30pm

Register here
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