Invasive Insect Trap Monitor | Bear Mountain State Park

Location Type: 
On Trail

Want to protect rare pine communities? Help us find a new forest pest, the Southern Pine Beetle. We have limited opportunities for volunteers to adopt a trap to check at local parks.

Description continued: 

The Trail Conference is supporting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in monitoring the invasive Southern Pine Beetle in New York state, and we have openings for volunteers to be a part of these Forest Health monitoring efforts.

Each volunteer is assigned to check trap(s) in a specific location; monitors will check their trap(s) every two weeks for about two months.

  • Volunteers should be comfortable with handling insects.
  • You need to be able to hike at least 4 miles, possibly over steep and uneven ground, to and from your monitoring location.
  • You need to be comfortable going off-trail to look for your assigned trap.
Position Number: 
Posting Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Internal Use
Requested by
Stewardship Dir
Heather Darley,
Bear Mountain State Park
Position Details: 
Program Area: 
Location GPS: 
41.311747, -74.006496

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