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Forest Pest Hunters: Surveying for Beech Leaf Disease

September 15, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join our partners at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) for a free webinar from 10:00-11:30 am on Thursday, September 15, to learn about beech leaf disease (BLD) and how you can help survey for it in the Adirondack region.

BLD was first detected in Ohio in 2012 and in New York State in 2018. In 2022, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) confirmed the presence of beech leaf disease in over 30 counties in New York including Herkimer County, the first infestation in the APIPP PRISM. Little is known about BLD, and researchers are still trying to determine its cause and how it spreads.

DEC Forest Health Specialist Maria MoskaLee will shed some light on BLD with a discussion on BLD history, identification and lookalikes, and research. APIPP Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator Becca Bernacki will cover basic survey techniques and how you can sign up to adopt a trail to survey, and DEC End User Support Specialist Mitchell O’Neill will review the iMapInvasives app, which can be used to report the presence of BLD.

The Society of American Foresters has approved 1.5 hours of Category 1 Continuing Forestry Education credits for this workshop. Participants who desire credits must attend the entire webinar.

Free Webinar

Thursday, September 15th




September 15, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Contact megan.pistolese@tnc.org to list your events on our events page and on Facebook.  

SLELO PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.

If you are a Partner and want to receive partner meeting invitations and announcements please follow this link. 

If you are not a Partner and have an interest in attending a Partner Meeting as a guest, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at rwilliams@tnc.org.

Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:

Wednesday, January 19th @ 10 am

Thursday, April 20th @ 10 am (Watertown CCE)

Wednesday, July 19th @ 10 am (TBD)

The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

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iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM  Speaker Series from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register. 

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