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Trainings & Events

Want to learn more about invasive species and how you can use iMapInvasives to help to protect NY natural resources from their impacts? Register for one of our free trainings and events below.


Self-Guided Training

Would you like to get started with iMapInvasives or learn more about advanced data entry on your own? We've created several help documents and tutorials to get you started using iMapInvasives. More resources coming soon!

Creating a record using the mobile app

More coming soon!

For other resources including invasive species identification help, newsletters, lesson plans and more, view our Resources page.

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Certified Trainers Network

Interested in protecting NYS natural resources? The iMapInvasives Certified Trainers Network (CTN) is a group of volunteers and professionals who 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

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.


  • 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:

  • *Registration/sign In document

  • *Call for trainers Handout

  • *iMap Presentation Template (ppt)

After Training:

Additional Resources

* Coming soon.

Any questions? Need additional resources?

Request Help

Questions or comments? Issues with website or mobile app? Let us know here, and we will do our best to help you within one business day.

Contact Us:

Invasive Species Database

New York Natural Heritage Program 

625 Broadway 5th Floor 

Albany, NY  12203

T: 518-402-8941

E: imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

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