Hemlock Wooly Adelgid training

Date(s) - Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Letchworth State Park


A training session on the invasive Hemlock Wooly Adelgid will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile.

This training is targeted toward Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener and Naturalist volunteers, natural area managers and members of the public interested in citizen science who enjoy spending time outdoors.

Charlotte Malmborg, Education and Outreach Technician with the New York State Hemlock Initiative, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, will give an interactive training sessions on Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) and how to conduct field surveys for this invasive pest.

At this training session, you will learn how to detect and identify this destructive invasive pest in the field. They will discuss HWA biology, management, and bio-control efforts; covering when to survey for HWA and how to organize Citizen Science efforts to survey key areas such as parks or public lands. They will touch on the use of NY iMapInvasives as a tool for reporting invasive species detections and sharing survey data including areas surveyed where the target pest was not found. 

Be prepared to spend time outdoors during the workshop.