Online Learning Library

The Trail Conference is now offering new digital learning and engagement opportunities. From live webinars to on-demand content, we're providing workshops and lectures to boost your skills and help keep everyone connected.

This is a new initiative that came as a response to COVID-19. We are working hard to put together more opportunities on a daily basis and appreciate your flexibility as we get this all up and running. Check back regularly for new videos and keep an eye on our events page for new live webinars!


Content Categories

Volunteer Skills Training
     -Trail Skills
     -Ecological Stewardship and Invasives Skills
General Skills Training
"Trail Talks"


Volunteer Skills Training

Trail Skills

 

Ecological Stewardship and Invasives Skills

 

Invasives Strike Force Training Resources and Webinars

This is a series of training videos for Lower Hudson PRISM's Invasives Strike Force Survey program- Standard Species. This citizen, or community, science program is designed to help with the mapping of 14 common invasive species in the lower Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. To become a surveyor contact [email protected].

 

Standard Survey Resources

Invasives Strike Force Standard Surveyor Training Workshop Webinar- Part 1 (Introduction and Species ID)
Description: This video is the first of two required training videos for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Lower Hudson PRISM's Invasives Strike Force Survey Program- Standard Species. This citizen, or community, science program is designed to help with the mapping of 14 common invasive species in the lower Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. In this webinar, you will learn more about the Lower Hudson PRISM, the Invasives Strike Force citizen science program, invasive species ecology and the importance of protecting native habitat and biodiversity. You will also learn about the basics of plant ID and anatomy as well as how to identify all of the common invasive plants on the ISF-Standard Species Survey list.

Invasives Strike Force Standard Surveyor Training Workshop Webinar- Part 2 (Data Collection and Protocol)
Description: This video outlines the data collection and reporting protocols for the Invasives Strike Force Survey Program organized by the New New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Lower Hudson PRISM. It summarizes how to use the Avenza Maps app to record GPS locations and what types of data surveyors are required to collect. This represents the second of two training workshop webinars for both the Standard and Intermediate Invasives Strike Force Survey Program.

Quick ID Guide to all 14 common invasive plants found on the ISF-Standard Survey list

Detailed ID Guide to all 14 common invasive plants (and their look-alikes) found on the ISF-Standard Survey list 

 

Intermediate Survey Resources

Invasives Strike Force Intermediate Surveyor Training Workshop Webinar- Part 1 (Species ID)
This video is a webinar recording of a training workshop for the Invasives Strike Force Intermediate Survey Program. This citizen, or community, science program is designed to help with the mapping of 11 less common invasive species in the lower Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. This video provides an outline of the Invasive Strike Force (ISF) program and highlights the key identification features of the species on the ISF-Intermediate list.

Invasives Strike Force Intermediate Surveyor Training Workshop Webinar- Part 2 (Data Collection and Protocol)
Description: This video outlines the data collection and reporting protocols for the Invasives Strike Force Survey Program organized by the New New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Lower Hudson PRISM. It summarizes how to use the Avenza Maps app to record GPS locations and what types of data surveyors are required to collect. This represents the second of two training workshop webinars for both the Standard and Intermediate Invasives Strike Force Survey Program.

Quick ID Guide to all 11 species on the ISF-Intermediate list

Detailed ID Guide to all 11 species on the ISF-Intermediate list

 

Invasive Species Spotlight and Field Identification Videos

Check out the new invasive species spotlight series! Each week we'll be releasing short, ~5 minute videos highlighting specific common, emerging and/or aquatic invasive species in our region. Each species spotlight video will feature information on the species' introduction history, ecology and impacts in addition to reasons for its invasion success and key ID features. For the species that are included in our Invasives Strike Force Survey program, we will also be releasing short field identification videos including how to tell it apart from other look-alikes! We'll update our Online Learning Library with new videos every week.

Common Invasive Species

Emerging and Less Common Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species

 

Upcoming and In The Works

  • Invasive Species for Trail Maintainers

 

Thank you to Subaru Distributors Corp. and Liberty Subaru for their generous donation that helped make these trainings possible.


General Skills Training

The Ecosystem Around You

 

Preparing for the Trail

 

Upcoming and In The Works


"Trail Talks"

Making Trails and Navigation Possible

Exploring the Region

 

Upcoming and In The Works
 


Keep checking our events calendar for new listings and to register!

 

 

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