2020 Refresher Webinar Presentation for Trail Site Coordinators

refresher webinar title page

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2020 Trail Site Coordinator (TSC) Duties

TSCs should check the survey signage weekly for vandalism and the counter sensors at least twice a month to ensure they are operating correctly and that the sensors are clear. Frequent checking of the counters ensures uninterrupted and accurate data collection!

  • Ensure sensor is working correctly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Clear debris from the sensor scope using a Q-tip.

  • Make sure devices are dry and the protective gray box is intact.
  • Report any issues to cttrailcensus@gmail.com right away.

Downloadable Resources: 

IR Counter Monitoring Instructions

2020 Checking the Infrared Counter

 

This video review how to check and maintain the TRAFx Infared Counter.

Presented by: Aaron Budris, Senior Planner, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

2020 Resources for QR Surveys

Due to social distancing requirements, no face to face intercept surveys should be conducted in 2020.  

  • All data collection sites have been allocated lawn signs and posters for collection of data through the QR Survey.  Respondents can use their cell phone or mobile device to scan the QR code and link directly to the web based survey.
  • Volunteers should check the signs each week and notify the Census of any changes

2020 Conducting Manual Counts

 

Manual count video

  • The IR Counters are calibrated by comparing the sensor counts to manual counts conducted by volunteers.
  • Each site should complete at least 10 hours of  manual counts during the course of the year.

Training Materials and Resources:

Multi Use Trail Resources

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C-19 Trail Signs and Templates for posting at local recreation facilities (Developed by Naugatuck Valley COG and based on CT DEEP guidance).

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Archived Training Materials

2016-2019 Resources for Intercept Surveys

  • Survey trips will be organized by the Site Coordinator and should have at least 2 volunteers for safety.
  • Each site should aim to collect between 100 and 300 surveys.
  • Survey trips should vary in the day of week and time of day when possible.

Downloadable Resources:

Digging Into the 2017 Data

This webinar was held after the first full year of data had been collected. It was offered to show interesting patterns and trends in the data and potential hypotheses for future research. Listen here or click the image to view the presentation slides.

Presented by: Kristina Kelly, CTTC Statewide Coordinator

2017 Manual Count Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of how to conduct manual counts to calibrate infrared counters. Listen here or click the image to view the presentation as a PDF.

Presented By Laura Brown, UConn Extension and Aaron Budris, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

Data Collection 101

This slide show was presented during the three face to face training programs taught throughout the state in April 2017. The focus of this training is on the techniques for intercept survey data collection.

Presented By Laura Brown, UConn Extension and Aaron Budris, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

2016 Program Welcome Webinar

This 27 minute webinar provided an overview of the Connecticut Trail Census, project origins, data to be collected and general requirements of trail coordinators and volunteers.  Available as slides.

Presented By Laura Brown, UConn Extension and Aaron Budris, Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments

2016-2019 Trail Site Coordinator (TSC) Duties

Download the TSC Responsibilities Checklist here.


TSCs should check the sensors at least 2x a month to ensure they are operating correctly and that the sensors are clear. Frequent checking of the IR Counters ensures uninterrupted and accurate data collection!

  • Ensure sensor is working correctly.

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  • Clear any debris from the sensor scope using a Q-tip.

  • Make sure devices are dry and the protective gray box is in tact.
  • Report any issues to cttrailcensus@gmail.com right away.

Downloadable Resources: 

IR Counter Monitoring Instructions