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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Finding Hemlock Stands

February 25 @ 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm


OCCA and Mohican Farm are collaborating with the Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) and Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties to host a special training for outdoor enthusiasts interested in volunteering to help CRISP and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation identify and map stands of Eastern hemlock as part of its efforts to counter the accelerating invasion of the highly destructive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) in New York.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, February 25, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Mohican Farm. The initial classroom session will address HWA identification, lifecycle, ecological impact, best management practices, and survey methods and protocols, followed by a hands-on field session to practice survey protocols and GPS navigation in a nearby hemlock stand. The workshop is free and open to land and forest owners, master gardeners, students, and others eager to arrest the HWA. Space is limited; preregistration is required for planning purposes. Register using the online form, by calling Jeff O’Handley at OCCA at (607) 282-4087, or by e-mailing programdirector@occainfo.org. With your permission, your e-mail address will be used to set up an iMap account (see: http://www.nyimapinvasive.org) prior to the workshop. Appropriate winter dress/footwear is required. A snow date is planned for March 4, if needed.


February 25
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Mohican Farm/Spaulding Estate
7195 State Route 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326 United States
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To use our online sign up for an event, please click here. Otherwise, please contact Program Director, Jeff O’Handley at 607-282-4087 or programdirector@occainfo.org.

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