Early Detection Training, ALB, HWA and EAB

Start Date: Feb 27, 2015 12:00 am
End Date: Feb 27, 2015 12:00 am
Registration Info:

Contact Shelby at 315.387.3600 x24 or Sue Gwise at 315.788.8450

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A first detector training session sponsored by the partners of the SLELO PRISM to enhance our volunteer monitoring network. Species focus is on forest pests; Asian longhorned beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. 1:00 pm to 5:00pm. For more information contact Shelby Alavekios at 315. 387.3600 x24 or Sue Gwise at 315.788.8450

New York Botanical Garden to Host Invasive Species Reporting and Management Workshop, March 18, 2015

Start Date: Mar 18, 2015 12:00 pm
End Date: Mar 18, 2015 03:00 pm
Registration Info:

Registration is now open on the iMapInvasives website.

For more information:

Please contact:

Jessica Schuler


The NY Botanical Garden is hosting a free NY iMapInvasives training at the Botanical Garden on the 18th of March, from noon to 3:00 p.m. This workshop will cover invasive species management and vouchering from staff at NYBG and how to use the state invasive species database (iMapInvasives) for reporting and searching invasive species by iMap staff. The Botanical Garden is hoping to boost participation and benefit to participants by offering a talk on Invasive Species Best Management Practices (Jessica Schuler) and Importance of Herbarium Vouchers (Daniel Atha), as well as a tour of the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium (Nicole Tarnowsky).

The workshop schedule:

12:00-1:30 - iMapInvasives Training (Jennifer Dean, NYNHP)

 1:30- 2:00 - Invasive Species Best Management Practices at The New York Botanical Garden (Jessica Schuler, NYBG)

 2:00- 2:30 - The importance of Herbarium Vouchers for Invasive Species Management (Daniel Atha, NYBG)

 2:30- 3:00 - Tour of the William and Lynda Strere Herbarium (Nicole Tarnowsky, NYBG)


Workshop Location:

New York Botanical Garden (Mosholu Gate)
Watson Building, Room 302
2900 Southern Blvd 
Bronx, NY 10458-5126


Catskills PRISM Plans April Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Summit  

Start Date: Apr 2, 2015 09:00 am
End Date: Apr 2, 2015 12:00 am
Registration Info:

An agenda and flyer with complete information will be posted here when available.

For more information:


Molly Marquand
Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership Coordinator

Save the date for the 2nd Annual Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Summit, on April 2, 2015 at the Frost Valley YMCA in Claryville, NY. This event, hosted by CRISP (the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership), will feature a full day of lectures pertaining to the tiny invasive insect that is infesting the region's hemlock trees. Featured topics and presenters include:

  • Daniel Snider, Biological Control Program Assistant, CRISP, will bring audience members up to date on the current distribution of HWA, and the status of hemlock decline in the region.
  • Bob O'Brien, Invasive Species Control Field Director, OPRHP will discuss the strategies currently employed in NYS parks to manage HWA
  • Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist, Cornell University will elaborate on the utility and accessibility of Laricobius nigrinus, a promising 
  • biological control currently being used to manage HWA on the east coast, and within the Catskills
  • Mark Mayer, Supervising Entomologist, NJ Department of Agriculture, talk will be titled 'The release and dispersal of Laricobius nigrinus in northwestern NJ and northeastern PA' and will inform us of successes and challenges concerning their biocontrol program there.