Who should take this class: Natural areas managers, parks staff, landscapers and other professionals who want to improve their skills and capabilities for managing land.
This workshop will lead you through some of the decisions and information that needs to be collected as well as providing a framework for your invasive species management plan. Attendees will bring laptops or notebooks to start on their plans during this session.
Dr. Linda Rohleder is Director of Land Stewardship at the New York – New Jersey Trail Conference. She built the Trail Conference’s Invasives Strike Force volunteer program over the last 9 years. The program currently has trained over 450 invasives-mapping volunteers who have collectively surveyed more than 1,500 miles of hiking trails for invasive plants. She has organized dozens of invasives-removal workdays and runs a seasonal conservation corps crew that removes invasive plants in parks across southern New York and northern New Jersey. Since 2013, Dr. Rohleder has been the coordinator of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), a partnership of more than 50 organizations and agencies, which plans and conducts a regional strategy for invasive species management in the Lower Hudson valley of New York.
Dr. Rohleder received her PhD in Ecology from Rutgers University, where she studied the effects of deer on forest understories. While attending graduate school she worked as a park natural resource technician in Monmouth County, NJ, and taught beginning Biology labs at Rutgers and Wetland Plant ID for Rutgers’ Wetland Delineation certification series. Dr. Rohleder also has spent more than 10 years creating a native plant wildlife habitat in her backyard.
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