Get trained, get your log-in and start mapping this field season.
Since June 2011 The Nature Conservancy has trained more than 200 people, including college students, land trust staff, scientists, landowners, foresters, conservation commisison members and anyone else who might like to report sightings or map infestations so that wise management decisions are made.
In oder to start get a password, you need to take a short training.
There are currently three trainings Each training builds on the level before it.. After you take Level 2 and Level 3 you can take the short quiz which will let us know that you are ready for a password.
All you need is a high speed internet connection. Please note: Some people have run into problems with the audio and video sync. You can avoid this problem by letting the video play through once to 'cache' and then playing it again, or by replaying individual slides that were a problem.
Click on the training name below to get started.
- Level One: Getting Started: This short 10 minute training provides an overview of what iMap is, how it can be used, and why it was developed. There is no quiz associated with this level.
- Level Two: Mapping occurrences: This 20 minute training shows you how to log-in to iMap and record an occurrence of a species. This is a perfect level of training for students or citizen volunteers who just want to make note of what species they saw and where. There is a quiz associated with this Level and you will get a password to begin entering data. If you want to make note of how much of an area is infested, and the density of the infestation, go on to Level Three and take that quiz. Click here to take the quiz.
- Level Three: Mapping infestations: This training is 30 minutes. You'll learn how to determine how much of an area is infested, level of infestation, and any treatment activiites. Perfect for land managers, foresters, conservation commission members, etc. In order to get a login name nad password, you'll need to take a quiz. Click here to take the quiz.
- Levels Four and Five: will teach you how to set up a mapping project and make meaningful maps to help landowners, land managers and others concerned with invasives communicate with potential contractors, funders, and decision makers. There is no quiz associated with this training.