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Monday, October 29 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Field Data Collection Track. Using GIS Field Data Collection Tools to Help Protect NY Lakes

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AUTHORS: John Marino, NY Natural Heritage Program; Cathy McGlynn, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

ABSTRACT: Across New York state there are many boat launch steward programs (aka Watercraft Inspection Stewards). Perhaps you have spoken with a boat launch steward? Watercraft Inspection Programs are an integral part of the state’s aquatic invasive species prevention work. Over the past several years the number of organizations sponsoring boat launch stewards has grown substantially, and with that growth there has been a need to have standardized data, collected statewide, that is easily accessible. To that end, the NY Natural Heritage Program, a partnership between SUNY ESF and NYS DEC, has developed a Survey123 app (titled the “Watercraft Inspection Steward Program App” [WISPA]) with help and support from numerous partners including NYS DEC and NY Sea Grant. In 2018, 15 organizations participated with WISPA, representing over 200 boat launch stewards, and over 100,000 records were collected. Cathy McGlynn will highlight the statewide effort and the value of the standardized, centralized data. John Marino will discuss the specifics of the Survey123 app, the AGOL online map editor interface, and “dashboard”.

Monday October 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
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