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Description

In partnership with the Morton Arboretum and their Woodland Stewardship Program, we are proud to bring you the Invasive Species Management (aka Managing Invasives) class online!

Registrants will be sent an email giving them access to the class on Wednesday, September 25th, and will have until October 30th to complete the class.

Please register for the September 25th schedule slot.

The Invasives Species Mgmt 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.

Field Observations will be conducted at the volunteer site, at your own time. Forms can be found in the online class portal.

This project funded in part by a generous contribution of the Forest Preserve Foundation and Wells Fargo. Thank you for this online training opportunity!


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


volunteer.fpd@cookcountyil.gov
(773) 631-1790


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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

* Training includes online class, passing online test and completing two outdoor field observations.
* Fulfills one of the three class requirements to become a Stewardship Workday Leader
* MUST HAVE RECORDED AT LEAST 15+ HOURS ONLINE TO REGISTER

To sign up for the class, click "SIGN UP INDIVIDUAL" for the September 25 opportunity.



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

Author Dr. Carl Strang will introduce commonly heard katydids, crickets, grasshoppers, and cicadas in northern Illinois. Learn the monitoring protocol of the Singing Insects Monitoring Project and practice recording songs with your smartphone or a digital recorder. Volunteers will submit recordings from their monitoring site via email or iNaturalist, depending on their preference.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Singing Insects Monitoring Project
Kathleen Soler
singinginsects@gmail.com


Secondary contact

Naturalist
Negin Almassi
negin.almassi@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements & Documents
Requirements

Monitors must attend at least one training.
Ability to hear high-frequency songs of certain species is important to success.
A recording device of some kind, either smartphone app or a digital recorder.




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