Charlotte Malmborg, Education and Outreach Technician with the New York State Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, will be giving an interactive training sessions on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) and how to conduct field surveys for this invasive pest.
At this training session, you will learn how to detect and identify this destructive invasive pest in the field. We will discuss HWA biology, management, and bio-control efforts; covering when to survey for HWA and how to organize Citizen Science efforts to survey key areas such as parks or public lands. We will touch on the use of NY i-map invasives as a tool for reporting invasive species detections and sharing survey data including areas surveyed where the target pest was not found. This training is targeted toward CCE Master Gardener and Naturalist volunteers, natural area managers,and members of the public interested in citizen science who enjoy spending time outdoors.
Be prepared to spend time outdoors during the workshop!
January 26th, 2019; 9:30 am – 12:30
***Due to the current lake effect snow bands in Erie and Wyoming county, and after discussion with some folks bringing groups to our event, we have decided to move the date to February 2nd to be safe and hopefully have the snow settle off the trees. Knowing that the weather is always a wildcard in WNY we had originally gone ahead and reserved both dates. Reports for next weekend, right now look like a low chance of snow and maybe a bit colder than this weekend.
Letchworth State Park
The Humprey Nature Center
1 Letchworth State Park; Castile, NY14227
Find the Nature Center in the South End Detail Map