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APIPP Events Calendar

Jul
28
Sat
Invasive Species Trek Along the Saranac River Trail
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Invasive Species Trek Along the Saranac River Trail @ Plattsburgh | New York | United States

Join APIPP’s seasonal educator, Katherine Gale, for an interpretive trek along the Saranac River Trail. Participants will learn how to identify several common terrestrial invasive plants while enjoying scenic views of the Saranac River. To sign up, please visit: http://saranacrivertrail.org/node/203/register

The trek will begin on Steltzer Rd, near the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

 

Aug
9
Thu
Nature Fair @ Adk Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nature Fair @ Adk Chapter of The Nature Conservancy | Keene Valley | New York | United States

While summer is in full force here in the Adirondacks, so is the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s conservation work. In the midst of a busy season, we’d like to take a moment to have some fun and invite you to join us for a summer celebration.

On Thursday, August 9, we will be hosting a Nature Fair for all ages at The Nature Conservancy office in Keene Valley. There will be music, activities, food and refreshments on the lawn for all to enjoy. The Adirondack Chapter team will showcase their work under the tent, complete with interactive displays, live drone demonstrations and videos. Sarah Underhill, Chair of the Adirondack Chapter Board of Directors, and I will offer brief welcoming remarks at 4:30 pm.

Aug
30
Thu
Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop @ Colton Fire Station
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Aquatic/Riparian invasive species reduce the health of an ecosystem, and can reduce property values. Attend this workshop to learn how to identify aquatic invasive species, prevention methods & control techniques.

Workshop Topics: Introduction to the PRISM Network, Impacts of Aquatic Invasive Species, Basic invasive aquatic plant and native look-alikes identification, Control Methods/DEC Permits, Volunteer opportunities

This workshop is co-hosted by SLELO, APIPP and the Higley Association. For more details on the workshop see the Colton AIS Workshop agenda.

Nov
2
Fri
2018 APIPP Fall Partnership Meeting @ Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
Nov 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
2018 APIPP Fall Partnership Meeting @ Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy | Keene Valley | New York | United States

Partner organizations and interested stakeholders of the Adirondack Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) will convene at the Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters (8 Nature Way, Keene Valley, NY 12943) on Nov. 2nd for their fall partner meeting. The meeting will cover results from the field season as well as updates and next steps for various PRISM and partner initiatives. All those interested in protecting the Adirondack region from invasive species impacts are welcome to attend.

Jan
16
Wed
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center
Jan 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center

Join partners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, the New York State Hemlock Initiative, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this informative forest pest workshop. See below for more details:

 

Pre-registration required; REGISTER ONLINE HERE or please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email [email protected]

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5

NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.50 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1.00 in Categories 1a & 22. 

SAF Credits: Pending

Agenda

8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species.

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures.

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting: We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather. Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up

Presenters:

Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources

Robert Cole and Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forest, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health

Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County

Jan
23
Wed
NY SAF Annual Meeting @ Double Tree Hotel
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm
NY SAF Annual Meeting @ Double Tree Hotel

APIPP’s Terrestrial Project Coordinator will present on New York State’s PRISM network at the upcoming Society of American Foresters – New York Section meeting. Additional topics related to forest pest monitoring and management will also be presented.

Continuing Education Credits will be available and space is limited.

For more information, visit: http://www.newyorksaf.org/#annualmeeting

Mar
29
Fri
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center
Mar 29 @ 8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Emerging Invasive Forest Pests: Identification, Prevention & Management @ St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Education Center

Join partners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, the New York State Hemlock Initiative, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for this informative forest pest workshop. See below for more details:

 

Pre-registration required; REGISTER ONLINE HERE or please call (315) 379-9192. For information, email [email protected]

ISA CEU Credits: Arborist—5; Municipal—5; BCMS Science—2.5; BCMA Practice—2.5

NYLT CEU Credit: 1

NYSDEC Pesticide Credits: 4.5 in Categories 2, 3a, 9, 10, & 25; 1 in Categories 1a & 22. 

SAF Credits: Pending

Agenda

8:15-8:45 Registration

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:45 Asian Spotted Lanternfly: An invasive planthopper which poses a real threat to hardwoods, notably maples. In 2018, seven SLF adults were confirmed in five Upstate NY counties. Learn to ID all life stages, egg masses, & host species.

9:45-10:30 Asian Earthworms: 3 species in 2 genera known. They deplete forest soils, inhibit regeneration, increase erosion, & disrupt native plant communities. Learn signs, symptoms, sample methods, & ways to slow the spread.

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Oak Wilt: Kelsey McLaughlin and Robert Cole of New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present on oak wilt; its history, spread, case studies, and potential mitigation measures.

11:45-12:15 Lunch: Provided.

12:15-1:15 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Charlotte Malmborg of the New York State Hemlock Initiative at Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources will present on the history of the HWA, its biology, spread, and options for monitoring and control, as well as updates on biocontrol rearing and deployment at Cornell’s Whitmore Lab.

1:15-3:30 Scouting: We will caravan to a site 15 minutes away. Please dress for the weather. Participants will scout for HWA in hemlock stands using a variety of sampling methods.

3:30 Questions, Discussion, NYSDEC Pesticide Certificates, Wrap-up

Presenters:

Charlotte Malmborg, NYS Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources
Kelsey McLaughlin, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forest, Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County