Photo credit: Ira L. Black
Invasive species cause a multitude of problems in our region's natural areas including making these habitats less suitable for native wildlife. This year, our Invasives Strike Force volunteers will be focused solely on emerging invasive species, or those that are not yet common/have only recently been introduced to our region. The earlier these emerging species are detected, the better chance we have of preventing them from becoming widespread. This required course helps Invasives Strike Force volunteers gain the skills necessary to identify three emerging invasive species (beech leaf disease, spotted lanternfly and invasive jumping worms) as well as one emerging invasive plant that rotates depending on the month you begin surveying. 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 (see events calendars for those dates)! Please also note: if you would prefer to take an in-person training of this workshop, we are offering that option on Monday, May 23 at Trail Conference headquarters at 7:30pm.
Registration is required. You will receive an email from our Associate Director of Land Stewardship, Brent Boscarino, about 5 days prior to the workshop with more information. See you then!
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