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Description

The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network is a diverse group of volunteers who identify and count butterflies on more than 400 routes on sites in Illinois. Volunteers collect data that are valuable to scientists, researchers and land managers in evaluating how restoration practices and other changes affect butterfly populations.
Website: bfly.org

These training workshops are recommended for new butterfly monitors and monitors needing to review protocol and identification.



Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

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Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Assistant Director
Allen Lawrance
alawrance@naturemuseum.org
(773) 755-5131

Secondary contact

FPCC Volunteer Program Specialist
Mary Busch
mary.busch@cookcountyil.gov
(773)631-1790
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Requirements

Registration is required.



Description

The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network is a diverse group of volunteers who identify and count butterflies on more than 400 routes on sites in Illinois. Volunteers collect data that are valuable to scientists, researchers and land managers in evaluating how restoration practices and other changes affect butterfly populations.
Website: bfly.org

These training workshops are recommended for butterfly monitors interested in advancing beyond the beginner's checklist and monitors needing to review protocol and identification.



Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule below to see available times.


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Assistant Director
Allen Lawrance
alawrance@naturemuseum.org
(773) 755-5131

Secondary contact

FPCC Volunteer Program Specialist
Mary Busch
mary.busch@cookcountyil.gov
(773)631-1790
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Registration is required.



Description

The Illinois Odonate Survey seeks greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species in the Chicago region and eventually to expand the network across Illinois and beyond. Take the first step towards becoming a dragonfly monitor by attending a training workshop! Workshops are free and open to anyone interested in monitoring dragonfly and damselfly populations in the Chicago Wilderness Region, but space is limited and registration is required. Workshops are held in early spring each year throughout the Chicago Region.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Schedule Slots Available!

This opportunity has a schedule. Click view schedule below to see available times.


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Survey Director
Lalainya Goldsberry
lgoldsberry@naturemuseum.org
(773) 755-5172

Secondary contact

FPCC Volunteer Program Specialist
Mary Busch
mary.busch@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790
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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

New monitors must attend one workshop.



Description

Invasive Species Monitors explore and monitor a site for new or expanding populations of invasive species and report what they find to the Site Steward.  All work requires approval and coordination by the Site Steward and must be within the management schedule. If authorized by the Site Steward, they may also remove invasive plants or seedheads - or treat with herbicide, if a certified Herbicider.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Fall
Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Stewardship Program Coordinator
Raquel Garcia-Alvarez
volunteer.fpd@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Identified by Site Steward as Monitor
Able to identify target species & understands control methods
Understand herbicide application techniques if using herbicide
GIS or other mapping skills – nice to have but are not necessary

Able to accurately identify invasive species and report any new invaders to Site Steward and ultimately, Regional Ecologist
Report location of populations discovered, estimated size, etc. to Site Steward
If a certified herbicider, able to perform herbicide application and keep records of usage



Description

The Managing Invasive Class is a training opportunity for experienced FPCC Ecological Stewardship Volunteers. 15+ hours of reported stewardship experience or the recommendation of FPCC staff or a Site Steward is required for enrollment. * Learn the difference between native, non-native and invasive plants * Learn how to identify invasive plants commonly encountered at FPCC sites * Learn best management practices and how to effectively treat invasive species.

The class is three hours long and is followed by an optional one-hour field portion for those volunteers wishing to complete one of the field observations.


Schedule

Dates: 6 Feb 2014 - 5 Jan 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Kris DaPra
kristin.dapra@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* Training includes classroom experience and outdoor field component
* Certification requires passing a written exam and two field observations
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15+ HOURS ONLINE

This class is typically offered in April and May.

To sign up for the class, click "SIGN UP INDIVIDUAL".

If you cannot make the class date or the date does not show up below (because it is full), click on the website at the bottom of this page and sign up for the Managing Invasives Class wait list. You will then receive notification when the next date is posted.




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