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Invasive Strike Force

New York - New Jersey Trail Conference Invasive Strike Force


Started in 2011, the Invasive Strike Force (ISF) is a project born out of the ideas, learning, and experiences of a project between the Trail Conference and Rutgers University. 

The goals of the ISF include:

 - Collecting information about what invasive plants exist and how abundant they are along our trails
 - Using that information to identify areas where the removal of invasive species will allow us to prevent them from spreading into un-invaded communities
 - Scheduling tral crew work at those target locations and working to prevent and reverse the invasion along our trails

 

Become an ISF volunteer:

  • Attend a 1-day training to learn how to identify 14 common invasive plants, how to collect data and how to use a GPS
  • You will be assigned a trail section (~2 miles long)
  • Walk the trail while identifying and mapping these invaisve plants. 

For more information, visit the NY-NJ Trail Conference website.