Upcoming Events

  • The NY Invasive Species Tier List: Using the online tier table to prioritize management
    Apr 28, 1:00 PM

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 

TBA - Spring 2021

Certified Trainers

 Alexander Novick, Lake George Land Cons.

Alyssa Lu, ESF Student

Amanda Barber, Cortland County SWCD

Amelia Zaino, City University NY

Ashley Young, Otsego County

Bob Stromberg, Citizen Scientist

Camille Marcotte, CCE Onandaga County

Caroline Marschner, Cornell University

Christopher Badurek, SUNY Cortland

Colleen Lutz, NYNHP, iMapInvasives

Connor Brierton, SUNY Cortland

Danielle Dolan, WNY PRISM

Donald Fisher, Little York Lake

Donna Vogler, SUNY Oneonta

Dylan Finley, Vassar College

Elijah Blum, Citizen Scientist

Elyse Henshaw, RTP Institute

Emily Thiel, WNY PRISM

Emma Antolos, NYSDEC

Eric Struening, SUNY Cobleskill

Falon Neske, NYSOPRHP

Frank Williams, Citizen Scientist

Glenda Berman, CCE Master Gardener

Jennifer Dean, NYNHP, iMapInvasives

Jessica Ingham, SUNY ESF

Jessica Miller, Otsego County

Jillian Harris, NYSOPRHP

Joellen Lampman, NYS IPM Program

John Thompson, Catskills PRISM

Joyce Tomaselli, Citizen Scientist

Katie Des Jardin, FL PRISM

Keri VanCamp, Vassar College

Kristopher Williams, Capital Region PRISM

Leah Gorman, NYSDEC

Lindsay Dombroskie, NYSOPRHP

Luke Gervase, LIISMA PRISM

Meg Wilkinson, NYNHP, iMapInvasives

Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM

Meredith Taylor, NYC DEP

Michael Joint, ESF Student

Michele Wunderlich, Cayuga County Planning

Mitchell O'Neill, NYNHP, iMapInvasives

Monica Dore, Lake George Land Conservancy

Nicole Campbell, Capital Region PRISM

Paige Restivo, Hartwick College

Patricia Schulenburg, Save the River

Rebecca Hargrave, SUNY Morrisville

Ryan Benincase, ESF Student

Sarantia Mitsinikos, NYSOPRHP

Shannon Fabiani, CCE Onondaga County

Steven Shope, Council of Park Friends

Tim Kennelty, CCE Master Gardener Volunteer

Timothy Morris, SUNY ESF Student

Wendy Paterson, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper 

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?

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.


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


  • 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.

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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