Thank you to our volunteers and participating community members for your hard work and support! Together we hope to make the Connecticut Trail Census an efficient and successful model for trail use data collection by volunteers.
Interested in learning more about economic impacts of multi-use trails? Check out the resources here compiled here: http://communities.extension.uconn.edu/trails/multi-use-trail-resources-and-links/
This month we welcome our new Trail Census Coordinator Kristina Kelly!
Kristina has experience coordinating volunteer data collection programs such as DEEP’s Riffle Bioassessment by Volunteers (RBV), and has developed a passion for citizen science as away to involve the community in environmental education, protection and advocacy.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Geography with a concentration in Sustainability where she enjoys studying environmental protection, community engagement, and natural resources. At home, she enjoys gardening, photography and taking care of animals. She has two cats, a hamster, and maintains bird feeders for all of the neighborhood squirrels.
Stay tuned for trainings as we enter the fall data collection season as an opportunity to say “Hi!” to our new Coordinator, and to stay up-to-date in program goals and expectations.
Watch this 45 minute webinar to learn how to appropriately conduct manual counts that will be used to calibrate infrared trail counters on your trail. You’ll learn what kind of data is being collected in the Census , why calibration is important, how calibration will affect the data, when and how to conduct calibration including special situations.
This 27 minute webinar provides an overview of the Connecticut Trail Census, project origins, data to be collected and general requirements of trail coordinators and volunteers. Note that the training dates suggested in this webinar have changed.