Enter Your Volunteer Hours
Calibrating Your Counter with Manual Counts
The infrared sensors/counters used in the Census are calibrated by comparing the sensor counts to on the ground counts on the trail. Five, two hour counts should be conducted before the end of 2017. Watch this webinar about how to conduct calibration counts or view this calibration information sheet and download the counter form here.
Recommended Data Collection Times
Resources for Intercept Surveys
Sites should conduct 8 hours of surveying (two weekend hours and two weekday hours May 13-21, 2017 and Sept 16-24, 2017). Intercepts can be conducted based on trail highest use times. Recommended times: 5-7 pm Tues/Wed/Thurs, 12-2 pm Saturdays. Download the slides presented at face to face trainings, the Intercept Survey, or the SPANISH Survey. How to Check the Intercept Survey for Completeness
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
11:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Storrs CampusFREE online webinar https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8543592764973579267
Digging in to the 2017 Connecticut Trail Census Data
Tue, April 3rd, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
REGISTER (free) | CT Trail Census Data Website
Kristina Kelly, Connecticut Trail Census Statewide Coordinator
Laura Brown, Community and Economic Development Educator with UConn Extension and Certified Economic Developer (CEcD)
Aaron Budris, Senior Regional Planner for the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments
The Connecticut Trail Census is a statewide volunteer data collection program intended to inform a better understanding of multi-use trail use in the state of Connecticut and to make this important information available to trail user groups, administrators, government agencies and the general public. The Census collects 2 types of data: 1) Count data obtained by use of infrared (IR) counters installed at 15 sites on 11 different multi-use trails across the state, and 2) Survey data from a survey administered by volunteers at each trail site. The survey collects data regarding trail use topics such as distance traveled to use the trail, primary reason for using the trail, and demographic information about who is using the trail. The first full year of count and survey data has just been released and this webinar is being offered to walk through how to interpret the data and the exciting variety of applications the data could have.