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Invasives Strike Force - Standard Invasive Plant Surveyor Training

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Dutchess County, 2715 US-44, Millbrook, NY

Invasive plants cause problems for our environment and make the habitat less useable by our native birds and butterflies. Our Invasives Strike Force volunteers help spot invasive plants so that we can schedule work days to remove them. You’ll learn easy ways to identify a set of invasive plants commonly found along the trails and how to record information about their locations. 

In this first-level course, you will learn everything you need to know in order to become an Invasives Strike Force Standard Surveyor. 

You'll learn how to identify 14 common invasive plants, collect data, and use a GPS  unit. GPS units can be borrowed from the Trail Conference or you may use your own or your smartphone. After completing training, you will be assigned to a trail section about 2 miles long.  You will be expected to walk your trail section while identifying and mapping these invasive plants.  Surveying should be completed by the end of the summer.

This workshop is an intensive class-room style training session with an outdoor practice component.

Pre-registration is required at