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Who's Doing What In Invasive Species Management in the Catskills

Thursday April 18, 9am-12:30pm, at 44 West Street in Walton, NY 13856

At the “Who’s Doing What in Invasive Species Management in the Catskills” Conference we will share information from organizations and individuals that are working on invasive species in the CRISP region doing any of the following:
• Prevention
• Education and outreach
• Trainings on Identification
• Early detection
• Invasive species surveys and mapping
• Reporting in iMapInvasives, EDDMaps, or other database
• Rapid response
• Control
• Trainings on Best Management Practices
• Restoration
• Citizen science
• Research
• Funding that could help support any of the above

 
This will be the first in the series of “Who’s Doing What in Invasive Species Management.” Through these meetings we’ll be collecting info from organizations working on Invasive Species management throughout the CRISP region and putting together a Regional Invasive Species Management Plan that identifies redundancies and gaps and any efficiencies we can achieve through better coordination.

If you or your organization would like to present or create a poster for display at future meetings, please contact the CRISP Coordinator, John Thompson, at jthompson@catskillcenter.org



THORN PRESERVE INVASIVE PULL AND NATIVE PLANTING PREPARATION

Monday April 22, 10am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock, NY

The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership's Spring Awareness Week kicks off with an invasive species pull at the Thorn Preserve, to make way for the planting of 800 new native trees and shrubs at the end of the week!

Join us as we pull up and discuss best management practices for common invasive species such as Japanese knotweed, Japanese barberry, Eurasian bittersweet and more.

The Catskill Center will provide tools and work gloves along with water and snacks. You are welcome to bring your own tools, ( and you should label them), and your own gloves. Dress for the weather and for digging in the dirt.

 

LESSER CELANDINE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Tuesday, April 23, 9am-3pm, at the Mountain View Studio at 20 Mountainview Avenue in Woodstock, NY

Lesser celandine is an invasive early-emerging flowering plant that spreads aggressively along stream sides and similar wet areas. It’s dense coverage can impede the growth of other spring ephemerals. In this all-day workshop, we will discuss this plant’s invasive origins, biology, and best treatment methods. We will also introduce and practice with iMapInvasives, a statewide database and reporting tool for invasive plants, animals and insects.

In the afternoon we will travel to the Thorn Preserve at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock to practice identifying lesser celandine in the field, and to discuss treatment strategies for this problematic pest.

 

We are offering NYS DEC Pesticide Re-certification Credits for this event:
Category 2 = 5 credits
Category 3a = 5 credits
Category 9 = 5 credits

 

Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP to dsnider@catskillcenter.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

 

FOREST PEST AWARENESS TRAINING

Wednesday, April 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm, at the NYC DEP Offices, at 71 Smith Avenue, Kingston NY Training Rooms 1 and 3

This training is presented in partnership with the NYC DEP, NYS DEC, and the Ecological Research Institute.

This training will provide foresters and other natural resources professionals with a background on several emerging invasive forest pests and provide them with some pro-active steps to help mitigate the impacts on our forests.

CFE Credits will be offered:
Cat 1 = 1.5

Parking is available at both 71 Smith Avenue and 91 Smith Avenue. Please allow adequate time to park and walk a half block to the building. Sign-in is required at the front desk.

 

HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Thursday, April 25, 10:30am-4:30pm, at the Mountain View Studio at 20 Mountainview Avenue in Woodstock, NY

Hemlock trees are a precious resource in New York State, contributing to healthy stream ecosystems, water quality, and recreation. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive insect that is spreading throughout the Catskills region, threatening to wipe out this valuable tree species. In this all-day workshop, we discuss the background of the HWA infestation, the insect’s unique biology, and the benefits and disadvantages of available management and treatment methods. We will also offer training in phenological surveys and free reporting tools for hemlock woolly adelgid, which help better target control methods for the invasive insect.

The workshop will conclude with an optional trip to the Thorn Preserve at 55 John Joy Road in Woodstock, where we will finish the training with a practical demonstration and practice session of HWA survey methods.

 

We are offering NYS DEC Pesticide Re-certification Credits for this event:
Category 2 = 4.75 credits
Category 3a = 4.75 credits
Category 9 = 4.75 credits

 

Registration is required for this event. Please RSVP to dsnider@catskillcenter.org if you would like to attend or have any questions.

 

THORN PRESERVE NATIVE TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING

Friday, April 26-Sunday April 28, 10am-3pm, at the Thorn Preserve, 55 John Joy Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

The Spring Invasive Species Awareness Week culminates in a native tree and shrub planting at the Thorn Preserve! As part of an invasive species control project, we will be planting 800 native plants along the West side of the Thorn Preserve. These plants will help manage regrowth and reintroduction of invasive species such as mugwort, Japanese barberry, Eurasian bittersweet, and Japanese knotweed.

 

 

 


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