Established Task Force Page

New York Task Forces

There are established Task Forces in many communities around the state. As more are created their contact information will be posted here. Below you can find contact information, meeting minutes and other information for the emerald ash borer task forces. 




Capital Area: Contact Rob Cole, NYSDEC, ; or Laurel Gailor, CCE Saratoga,, 518-885-8995. First meeting held in April 2013. Contact Rob Cole for date and location of next meeting.


Dutchess County: Contact Stephanie Radin, CCE Dutchess County,, 845-677-8223 x104. First meeting held in March 2013, next meeting planned for May 2013. Contact Stephanie for date and location.


Greene County (CRISP): Contact Marilyn Wyman, CCE Greene and Columbia Counties,, 518-622-9820. Meeting schedules and minutes can be found at:

Livingston County: Contact Jim Kernan, PhD., SUNY Geneseo,

Monroe County. Contact Mark Quinn, Next meeting April 24 at the Olmstead Lodge, Highlands Park, Rochester

A Homeowner's Guide to the Emerald Ash Borer - produced by Monroe County EAB Task Force

Meeting  Minutes:

Onondaga County.

Contact Jessi Lyons, CCE Onondaga, Main task force meetings are scheduled for the second Thursday of each month.

Meeting Notes


Steuben County: Contact Stephanie Mehlenbacher, CCE Steuben County,, 607-664-2307

Tompkins County: Contact Monika Roth, CCE Tompkins, or 607-272-2292

Ulster County (CRISP):

Contact Aaron Bennett,, 845-340-3522. 

Meeting minutes:

Western NY EAB Task force:

Erie, Niagra - including Tuscarora Nation, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chatauqua: Sharon Bachman, CCE Erie, or 716-652-5400 x 150

Taskforce Brochure                           

 WNY EAB Infestation Map - April 2014  (courtesy of Patrick Marren, NYS DEC Region 9 Forester) 


  • Education and Outreach 
  • Technical Assistance:
    • Municipal Support
    • Professional Services

Task Force Meeting Minutes


Other EAB related projects/groups


APIPP (Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program): Contact Hilary Smith, APIPP Coodinator, hsmith@TNC.ORG

CRISP (Catskills Region Invasive Species Partnership): Contact Molly Marquand, CRISP coordinator,

The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment has a Black Ash Project