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.

​NY iMapInvasives Announces Spring 2015 Training Blitz! April – June 2015

Start Date: Apr 16, 2015 09:30 am
End Date: Jun 10, 2015 04:00 pm
Registration Info:

Registration is required. Visit NYiMapInvasives.org​  for full 2015 iMapInvasives Spring Training Blitz information or click on one of the PRISM names in the schedule to go to the registration page for that particular session.

For more information:
The iMapInvasives Project Team
NY Natural Heritage Program

The NY iMapInvasives program has announced its 6th annual iMapInvasives Spring Training blitz​! The iMapInvasives staff will be traveling to each PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) region to get people geared up for another field season of reporting invasive species and tracking invasive species management efforts. This year will offer new information, and each PRISM will have different sessions offered in addition to database training. 

Training is free, and anyone is welcome to attend one or both of the modules.


[click on any PRISM name to go directly to that session’s registration page]


April 16 - Western New York [North Java, NY]

April 17 - Finger Lakes [Ithaca, NY] 

May 5 - CRISP [Olivebridge, NY]

May 7 - Capital-Mohawk [Troy, NY]

May 18 - Lower Hudson [Millbrook, NY]

May 20 - SLELO [Watertown, NY]

May 28 - APIPP [Lake Placid, NY] 

June 10 - LIISMA ​[Shirley, NY]


The New York Natural Heritage Program is a partnership between the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

The Invasive Species Database Program is supported by the NYS Environmental Protection Fund through a contract with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.