Forest Pest Hunting

Become a Forest Pest Hunter

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an invasive forest pest killing hemlock trees across the Eastern Seaboard. You can help protect the future of Adirondack forests by supporting early detection, rapid response efforts to prevent the spread of these harmful insects. Become a trained citizen scientist, adopt trails to steward, and stop Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in its tracks. The scouting season typically runs fall through late winter, annually (based on insect activity year-to-year).

Learn all about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) and how to scout for these harmful forest pests in APIPP's recorded webinars:

Part 1: Take Action Against HWA - Identification and Ecosystem Impacts in the Adirondacks

Part 2: Take Action Against HWA - Learn How to Hunt HWA 

Adirondack HWA Survey Protocol

Adirondack Trail Adoption Map (available through April 15th 2021)

Presentation PDFs: Part 1 is available here, Part 2 is available here

Find resources and volunteer trainings from the NYS Hemlock Inititive at Cornell University