APIPP News: Partner Meeting December 6; APIPP’s Becca Bernacki on WAMC

APIPP News: Partner Meeting December 6; APIPP’s Becca Bernacki on WAMC

Dear Partners,

I look forward to seeing many of you on December 6 at our Partner Meeting and Anniversary Celebration. The program will include remarks from APIPP directors both past and present, data collected during our busy summer field season, and volunteer recognition. There is still time to register here.  In case you missed it, APIPP has also been in the news. Check out the links below.

WAMC: Northeast Public Radio (November 20, 2023) - Interview with APIPP’s Becca Bernacki The Best of Our Knowledge: Trail cameras and parasitoid wasps

Adirondack Almanack (November 27, 2023) Effort to protect Lake George hemlocks continues

We have also just announced our Winter Webinar Series and February Partner Roundtables. There is a full lineup scheduled from January – March. The forest ecology and lake ecology webinars are not to be missed! See all the details below. Lastly, check out this link for a new “storymap” that was created by Leah Smisloff, our summer forest pest research assistant, to illustrate what she worked on this summer.

Celebrate APIPP’s Anniversary at the December Partner Meeting—

Wednesday, December 6, 10:00am-2:00pm, Keene Valley, NY (virtual option available from 10:00am-12:00pm)

Join us in celebrating APIPP’s anniversary at the 2023 APIPP Fall Partner Meeting on Dec. 6. The meeting will be held at The Nature Conservancy’s office at 8 Nature Way in Keene Valley, NY, with a Zoom option for those who wish to virtually attend the 10:00am–12:00pm morning session. Please register to join us. If you are joining us in person, please come a little early to say hello, grab some coffee, and take a seat. Please bring your own lunch, and plan to stay until 2:00pm for a partner roundtable. We will have beverages and snacks.

Winter Ecology Webinars

Adirondack Forest Ecology and Great Smoky Mountains HWA Case Study: January 18 10:00am, Zoom

Join APIPP and expert guest speakers for this fascinating webinar. Mark Lesser, associate professor with the Center for Earth and Environmental Science at Plattsburgh State University, will provide an overview of Adirondack forest ecology. Jesse Webster, forester and resource manager at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will present a case study on the impact hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has had on the forests in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To find out more and register, click here.

Adirondack Lake Ecology: March 6, 10:00am, Zoom

Peter Tobiessen, author of “The Secret Life of a Lake: The Ecology of Northern Lakes and their Stewardship” and biology professor emeritus at Union College, will provide an overview of lake ecology and how invasive species can disrupt these fragile ecosystems. For more information and to register, click here.

February Partner Roundtables Scheduled

Feb. 7: Terrestrial Invasive Species Partner Roundtable—10:00am-11:30am

Feb. 8: Aquatic Invasive Species Partner Roundtable—10:00am-11:30am

It is hard for partners to stay connected during the winter, so for the last several years we have set aside two mornings in February for partners to gather virtually to talk about plans for year ahead. This is a great time to share your plans and ideas and to hear from others across the region. Mark your calendar now and register on our website for the February 7 Terrestrial Partner Roundtable, the February 8 Aquatic Partner Roundtable, or both!