Asian Longhorned Beetle


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See CRISP's Annual Reports!


2016_CRISP Annual_Report

2015 CRISP Annual Report

2014 CRISP Annual Report

2013 CRISP_Annual_Report

2012 CRISP Annual Report

2011 CRISP Annual Report

Ulster County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force

Read about the task force's work mitigating the threat to Ullster County's environment and infrastructure from EAB here

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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