NEWS & UPDATES
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Ulster County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey
CRISP partnered with The Nature Conservancy to perform a hemlock health and hemlock woolly adelgid survey throughout the largest hemlock stands in the Catskills. The results will be used to inform future biological control efforts and other conservation measures. Follow the link to a PDF report on our results!
Youth Poster Competition
As part of Invasive Species Awareness Week, CRISP hosted a youth poster competition with local schools. The winners' work was featured in a 2015 calendar.
Emerald Ash Borer Biological Control Survey
CRISP partnered with USDA APHIS and New York Ag and Markets to survey for establishment of emerald ash borer parasitic wasps in the summer of 2014.
Aquatic Nuisance Species Survey
In partnership with Bill Harman at SUNY Oneonta, CRISP identified aggressive high threat aquatic nuisance species and took a survey of aquatic exotic species found in lakes and streams of the Catskill region during the summer of 2011.
Learn more here: Aquatic Invasive Species Inventory
See the final report here: Aquatic Invasive Species Report
Marsh Thistle Early Detection and Rapid Response
In partnership with SUNY Oneonta’s Biology Department, CRISP is responding to an early detection of an invasive plant that can take over wet meadows and roadsides.
Learn more here: Marsh Thistle Early Detection
Susquehanna River Assessment
In partnership with Otsego County Conservation Association, CRISP is sponsoring a five-day paddle along the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown to Sidney mapping invasive aquatic species such as water chestnut and removing small pockets of the spot
Learn more here:Susquehanna River Assessment
Isolated Ash Grove Citizen Science Monitoring Project
In partnership with Olive Natural Heritage Society, CRISP worked with volunteers to promote monitoring and stewardship of isolated first growth as stands at high elevations in the Catskills as possible refugee from the Emerald Ash Borer(EAB).
(Image source: NYSDEC Region 3 Catskill Biodiversity Monitoring & Research Program)
Learn more here:Isolated Ash Grove Monitoring
Invaders of Disturbed Areas Inventory
In partnership with Hudsonia, CRISP sponsored a survey of non-native invasive plants in the Catskills in order to assess the feasibility of using disturbed landscapes as sentinels for early detection of non-native plants.
Learn more here: Invaders of Disturbed Areas
August 30, 2013
WBNG Binghampton: "Training to spot a species that doesn't belong" by Kelly McCarthy
July 2, 2013
The Daily Star: "Biologist saves lake from invasive plant" by Joe Mahoney
August 23, 2011
The Times Herald Record: "Invasive Hogweed Found in Woodstock" by Adam Bosch
August 4, 2011
The Shawangunk Journal: "Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Looming: Wasps to the Rescue?" by Chris Rowley
May 25, 2011
The Daily Star: "Local trees to be tagged for awareness of emerald ash borer" by Denise Richardson
April 7, 2011
The Saugerties Times: "Managing the ash apocalypse" by Sharyn Flanagan
April 7, 2011
The Woodstock Times: "Ash Alert: Trees threatened by insect infestation" by George Pattinson
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