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The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid: A very serious threat to a NYS Foundational Tree Species
October 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Caroline Marschner, NYS Hemlock Initiative Program, Cornell University, and Steve Kinne, Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Naturalist Volunteer Date: Sat, 13 October, 2018 beginning at 11:00 AM Location: Sullivan Free Library, Chittenango, NY Agenda (2 parts): Part 1 Open to the general public and specifically targeting landowners and outdoor enthusiasts (such as hikers, snowshoe enthusiasts, XC skiers, birders, fishermen, etc.). RSVP encouraged. 11:00-12:00: Caroline will present an overview of this invasive insect, the specific threat to NYS Hemlock stands, the potential impact on the entire ecosystem of losing this foundational tree species, and the importance of early detection 12:00-12:15: Steve will discuss the potential Role of Citizen Scientist volunteers in early detection. He has been doing Hemlock stand surveys in the Tioughnioga WMA and Stoney Pond SF over the past two winters and will discuss the goal of building a team of trained volunteers to continue doing these surveys and expanding to other locations. He will also discuss the “physical requirements” for volunteers accomplishing these surveys 12:15-1:15: End of morning session and/or lunch break for volunteers Part 2 Open to those already registered with Steve as volunteers to do Hemlock stand surveys here in the CNY area, and to any folks from the morning session who decide to become volunteers and stay for additional training. Sign-up Required. 1:15-2:00: Further HWA indoor training and demonstrations 2:00-2:30: Drive to Tioughnioga WMA field site (approx. 2 miles east of New Woodstock, NY on Damon Rd) 2:30-4:00: Hemlock stand survey training RSVP for Presentation – please email Steve at email@example.com