The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive steps to be taken at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including pre-invasion as well as late stages when virtually all the ash in an area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps you can take to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to facilitate detection of EAB-resistant native ash, which provide the greatest hope for long-term ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s three citizen-science projects, all on the Anecdata.org platform. These include the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely to be EAB-resistant. MaMA’s development and implementation have been done in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and propagation of EAB-resistant native ash.
Training for volunteers to monitor and manage ash trees is being offered in 2019 as follows:
6/20, 1-4:30, Green Chimneys/Clearpool Model Forest
7/10, 1-4:30, CCE Orange County
7/16, 1-4:30, CCE Dutchess County
7/17, 1-4:30, Bedford Audubon Society
7/25, 9-12:30, Black Rock Forest Consortium
September (date TBD), Teatown Lake Reservation
September (date TBD), New Paltz High School
See our Events calendar for more information and registration instructions.