Happy Spring! APIPP is holding two workshops this Wednesday. Read below for details. Also, please mark your calendar for our April 29 Spring Partner Meeting. The program will include presentations on using eDNA for invasive species detection.
March 24 Webinars
Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species: Best Practices for Adirondack Anglers
From competitive plants, to hungry invertebrates, invasive species harming aquatic habitats are almost always introduced to new areas by people—on our waders, on our boats, or in our bait buckets. Protect the waters you love to fish and prepare for early season angling by understanding best practices to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Wednesday, March 24, 10:00am – 11:00am
Forest Pests and the Potential Impact on the Adirondacks
Tammara Van Ryn, APIPP Program Manager, will present a program on forest pests in the Adirondacks for the Glens Falls/Saratoga chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club. The program is hosted by the Saratoga Springs Public Library.
Wednesday, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Registration information is found here.
April 29 Spring Partner Meeting
Join APIPP staff and partners for a discussion of collaboration and outreach opportunities for the 2021 field season, and learn about environmental DNA (eDNA) for invasive species detection. Paul Simonin, a conservation biologist with Cornell University, will provide an overview of eDNA and its use in aquatic ecosystems. His talk will be followed by a presentation from Mark Whitmore, the principal investigator at the NYS Hemlock Initiative. Mark will share emerging research about eDNA as a tool for hemlock woolly adelgid detection.
Thursday, March 29, 9:30am – 12:00pm
To register click here.
Happy Spring! I hope to “see” you at one of our events soon.