APIPP News: February Events; APIPP Annual Report Just Released

APIPP News: February Events; APIPP Annual Report Just Released

Dear Partners,

Happy February! APIPP has a lot going on this month. We are hosting two partner roundtables next week—one on aquatic invasive species and one on terrestrial invasive species—and our Climate Change and Invasive Species webinar is on February 15. There are several hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) field trips coming up too. See registration links for all of these events below. In addition, if you missed our HWA webinar last week and want to view the recording and/or sign up for a trail to survey, check out the links below.

APIPP Annual Report

APIPP’s 2022 Annual Report was just released. The report provides an in-depth look at the state of invasive species across the Adirondacks. This work would not be possible without our volunteers, who contributed over 900 hours of time in 2022! Thank you! You can read the full report here, and an excerpt with the highlights here

Aquatic and Terrestrial Invasive Species Partner Roundtables on February 8 and 9 at 10:00am

It is hard to stay connected during the winter, so we have set aside two mornings in February for partners to gather virtually to talk about plans for 2023. This is a great time to share your plans and ideas and to hear from others across the region. Register on our website for the February 8 Aquatic Partner Roundtable, the February 9 Terrestrial Partner Roundtable, or both!

Climate Change and Invasive Species Webinar with Curt Stager on February 15 at 10:00am

Join ecologist and science journalist Curt Stager and APIPP Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Brian Greene for an overview of how climate change in the Adirondacks could accelerate the movement of invasive species to the region. The discussion will provide insight into Dr. Stager’s research on the changing Adirondack climate. The conversation will then zoom out to provide an overview of the impacts of climate change beyond the blue line. Participants will have the opportunity to join in the discussion at the end of the webinar. Register here.

HWA Field Trips, Webinar Recording and Survey Sign-up Map

The Forest Pest Hunters 2023 HWA survey season kicked-off on January 24. We have three great field trips lined up so you can practice your skills in the field. Find all the registration information here.

  • February 16, Owen Pond Trailhead, Wilmington

Co-sponsored with the Ausable River Association

  • March 4, Black Kettle Trail, Willsboro

Co-sponsored with Champlain Area Trails

  • March 11, Hearthstone Point Campground, Lake George

Co-sponsored with the Adirondack Mountain Club and Lake George Land Conservancy

If you missed the HWA webinar but want to survey for HWA this year, check out these resources below.

  1. A recording of January 24 webinar is now online here 
  2. Visit the ADK Trail Adoption Map to choose what sites to survey through April 9, 2023
  3. Visit our website to download and print the HWA Hunting Protocol
  4. For winter recreation safety in the Adirondacks, explore ADK's Know Before You Go video series

I hope to see you at our February programs.