Upcoming Events

  • Make Your Efforts Count: Leveraging iMapInvasives to record water chestnut pulls
    Make Your Efforts Count: Leveraging iMapInvasives to record water chestnut pulls
    Jun 28, 1:00 PM
    Webex
    Join iMap, DEC, and the PRISMs to learn how you can record water chestnut pulls as treatment records in iMapInvasives. Standardized data collection will help us assess the effectiveness of water chestnut pulls over time, and allow us to quantify all of your hard work!
  • Invasive Species Mapping Challenge Kickoff Event
    Invasive Species Mapping Challenge Kickoff Event
    Jun 30, 1:00 PM
    Webex
    Join us to learn about the key species in this year's Invasive Species Mapping Challenge - an NY iMapInvasives citizen science initiative to improve our understanding of invasive species distributions. Experts will give tips on identifying Jumping Worm, Beech Leaf Disease, and European Frogbit.

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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