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Don’t let HWA Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes!

Don’t let HWA Pull the Wool Over Your Eyes!

On June 6th, I joined Forest Entomologist, Dr. Mark Whitmore, along with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program’s (APIPP) Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator, Zachary Simek, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Ranger, Andrew Lewis, and DEC Forest Health Research Scientist, Jessica Cancelliere, on Great Sacandaga Lake to survey for hemlock woolly adelgid […]

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A Day on the Lake with Guy Middleton

A Day on the Lake with Guy Middleton

Recently, APIPP’s aquatic coordinator Erin Vennie-Vollrath and I had the opportunity to tag along with Guy Middleton, Lake Manager for the Upper Saranac Lake Foundation (USF) as he patrolled for aquatic invasive species (AIS) out on the lake. As Upper Saranac’s Lake Manager, Guy’s responsibilities focus on maintaining the lake’s water quality. The management of […]

By August 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Meet Stephen Slonosky, Adirondack Invasive Species Campground Manager

Meet Stephen Slonosky, Adirondack Invasive Species Campground Manager

Each year, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) partner together to hire, train, and supervise an Adirondack invasive species campground manager for the summer season. This year’s campground manager is Stephen Slonosky, a senior at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry […]

By August 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
ADK’s Backcountry Monitoring Projects to Explore Invasive Species in Remote Areas

ADK’s Backcountry Monitoring Projects to Explore Invasive Species in Remote Areas

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has partnered with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP), the New York State iMap Invasives Program, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to lead Adirondack Backcountry Water Monitoring trainings this summer as part of their backcountry citizen science invasive species monitoring program. The goal of this LCBP funded […]

By August 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Terrestrial Response Team Back in Action this Summer

Terrestrial Response Team Back in Action this Summer

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) has contracted with Invasive Plant Control (IPC) Inc. again this summer to provide the services of a terrestrial response team. This team will allow APIPP to extend its reach in managing harmful terrestrial invasive plants across the region. The response team consists of a four member crew dedicated […]

By July 30, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Snapshots from Invasive Species Awareness Week 2015

Snapshots from Invasive Species Awareness Week 2015

The second annual statewide Invasive Species Awareness Week took place across New York July 12-18. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and its partners hosted 15 special events within the Park in honor of the week. Educational trainings, games, canoe trips, and more were all in the lineup as more than 150 participants came […]

By July 29, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Invasive Species Awareness Week Events To Occur Across the Adirondacks

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events To Occur Across the Adirondacks

Next week is New York State’s second annual  Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), July 12th-18th! The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) and its partners have organized a lineup of invasive species related events to be held during ISAW for all ages and interests. Some of the week’s events include a gardening/landscaping with native plants workshop, […]

By July 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
AIS Volunteer Monitoring Program Kicks Off 2015 Season

AIS Volunteer Monitoring Program Kicks Off 2015 Season

Veteran and novice Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) volunteers congregated   in Bolton Landing, Paul Smith’s and Speculator this past week to participate in APIPP’s annual Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification and Survey Techniques trainings. Approximately 100 participants brushed up on their aquatic invasive species (AIS) knowledge in preparation of monitoring excursions to the various lakes […]

By July 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Summer Events Begin with First Invasive Plant Management Training

Summer Events Begin with First Invasive Plant Management Training

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) kicked off its summer of events last week with the first in a series of terrestrial invasive plant management trainings offered to landowners. Local landowners, highway officials, and environmentalists gathered at the Elizabethtown Social Center for a presentation on invasive plant identification and their best management practices followed […]

By June 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
iMapInvasives Training at the Intervale Lowlands Preserve

iMapInvasives Training at the Intervale Lowlands Preserve

On Thursday, May 28th, approximately thirty eager and curious participants gathered at the Intervale Lowlands Preserve in Lake Placid for an iMapInvasives training put on by The New York Natural Heritage Program and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP). After listening to presentations on both invasive species identification and iMap basics, attendees took to […]

By June 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →