Invasive Pests Surveyor Workshop

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Would you like to help detect insect and animal pests in our natural areas? Want to contribute to citizen science efforts against invasive species? Take this workshop to learn how to search out problem invasive species wherever they hide!

A volunteer kneels to take a photo of a findThis workshop will prepare professionals and volunteers to scout for, identify and report Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, a serious pest which may be moving into our region. The biology, identification, potential damage, methods of spread, monitoring and management will be described. The surveyor protocol and iMapInvasives app will be reviewed, which will be used to report the current distribution and abundance (or absence) of SLF.

If SLF is discovered, trainees will be asked to be “boots on the ground” to assist in the detection & prevention of spread in our area.

Identification information will also be provided for Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, the SLF’s favorite host, as well as information on emerging pests, Asian Longhorned Tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, and Jumping Worms, Amynthas sp., which are in our region but under-reported.   

This program is part of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management's (Lower Hudson PRISM) efforts to stop the spread of invasive species in the Lower Hudson Valley.

Pre-registration is required.

May 24th, 2019 9:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Ulster County
232 Plaza Road
Kingston, NY
United States

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Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Linda Rohleder
Instructor Joyce Tomaselli
For more information, contact... Joyce at (845) 677-8223 ext 134

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