What makes the Strike Team’s method so successful is the cooperation and coordination of multiple stakeholders from both the public and private sector. Please contact us for more information on joining this partnership!
This page offers resources for:
Collecting dataIdeally, the occurrence of a target species should be documented with a GPS unit, or other source of latitude/longitude. All other locational data should be logged on the Field Data Sheet. Please be sure to record property information!
For quality control: Hard copies of field data sheets should be kept with the person that reported the occurrence. A scanned copy should be emailed to the Strike Team.
Reporting dataTo report data of target species to the Strike Team, please fill out the Data Submission Sheet. Be sure to include all property information (on tab1 of the spreadsheet) and species information (on tab 2 of the spreadsheet). Instructions and codes are included.
Please email the completed spreadsheet at any point of the field seasons, but before December 31, to be included in our annual report. Include with your data submission property shapefiles (alternately, submit lots/blocks) and labeled photos of the observations (if available).
To report a casual or roadside observation, please complete our 'Report an Observation' form with as much detail as is available.
Pesticide TrackingThe NJ Department of Environmental Protection regulates the use of all pesticides, including herbicides, in NJ. As required by the NJDEP Regulations 7:30-6.8, all pesticide applicators are required to keep a record of application containing the following information, unless it is an aquatic pesticide application, in which case a record shall be kept in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:30-9.3(j)
- The date of application;
- The place & site of application, namely the specific address, municipality and county;
- The brand, active ingredients, and the EPA registration numbers of each pesticide utilized
- The “recipe” used to mix the pesticide as required by the label (total amount of pesticide concentrate and total amount of diluent)
- The total amount of pesticide mixture used for each individual application; how much glyphosate
- The full name and pesticide applicator license number of the person making the application.
The Strike Team keeps track or our own applications, including those performed on partner properties and private lands. If your organization is conducting pesticide applications on your own, we encourage you to maintain the appropriate records. Please feel free to use our Pesticide Record Sheet, and modify for your own purposes.
Requesting seasonal field stewards
Each season, as funding is available, the Strike Team hires and trains seasonal field stewards. All paid members (both public land stewards and private landowners) are eligible to request the assistance of the field stewards for up to 1 week. Field stewards are trained the the NJ DEP as “Certified Pesticide Operators”. Members may request the field stewards to complete surveys, eradications, or a combination.
Tracking in-kind time & contributions
In-kind contributions are critical to the success of the Strike Team. We rely heavily on grant funding and are required to fulfill a certain level of match for every grant that we receive. Every hour or dollar a partner or volunteer contributes and records is essentially money for our organization! Please submit the Level-of-Effort spreadsheet before December 31.