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Responding to Forest Pests

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Submitted by heatherdarley on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:25
Description: 
WhenTuesday,April 4, 10 am to 3 pm,
Where: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining, NY 10562
Register: This program is free and open to the public. Please register  using by using the link teatown.eventbrite.com or by calling (914) 762-2912 x110.
 
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Preventing and mitigating forest pest invasions

Date: April 4, 2017

Location: Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining, NY

Goals: Raising awareness of long--‐term approaches to mitigating regionally important existing forest pest invasions, i.e., emerald ash borer (EAB), hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and elongate hemlock scale (EHS), and preventing new invasions; recruiting volunteers for particular programs to identify EAB--‐resistant ash trees and to block pathways for introduction of new forest pests; developing corps of volunteers for participation in LHPRISM projects more generally.

Objectives:

1)     

Inform the general public, as well as representatives of agencies,  municipalities and NGOs about the overall scope and impacts of invasive forest pest problems:

2)     

Provide a case history of one municipality (Woodstock) hit hardest and earliest by EAB, and what was learned from this;

3)     

Recruit participants for the Managing and Monitoring Ash (MaMA) project, which comprises assessing ash importance, monitoring EAB impacts, and identifying potentially EAB – resistant ash;

4)     

Provide guidance about hemlock management in light of threats by hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale and hemlock’s integral ecosystem roles; and

5)     

Encourage participation in the Tree—SMART Trade initiative and explore the potential for local initiatives to confront the global problem of trade in unsafe plants and wood products.

Background: Woodstock’s history with EAB; Tree--SMART Trade initiative; Managing and Monitoring Ash (MaMA); ERI’s work on hemlock ecology and conservation

 
Registration Questions:
 
Hilary Siener hsiener@teatown.org
Location: 
Ossining, NY
Date: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 10:00 to 15:00