Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive insect that is killing hemlock trees and threatening the health of our forests. Although only the size of a sesame seed, HWA will have a big impact on our forests. The good news is that there are conservation and management strategies you can implement to protect hemlock trees. This webinar will discuss short-term and long-term HWA control options, hemlock conservation strategies, and approaches to secure funding for hemlock conservation that have worked in other parts of the state at a watershed scale. We will also cover regional and state-wide volunteer opportunities to help slow the spread of this threat to our forests.
March 8th, 2023
1 PM – 2 PM EST
Invasive Species Extension Associate
Caroline’s background is in general ecology, with experience in forest, prairie, riparian, and lacustrine ecosystems. She received her bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Colorado College in 1998, and her master’s degree in environmental science from Miami University in 2003. Caroline has been with NYSHI since 2015, where she coordinates NYSHI’s outreach efforts, works with partners to facilitate conservation planning, and assists with program management.
Megan Pistolese- Shaw
Education, Outreach, and Communications Coordinator
Megan Pistolese-Shaw holds a Bachelor of Science Degree focused on Ecology, Environmental Education, and Sustainability from Empire State College. She is experienced with aquatic and terrestrial invasive species identification, impacts, modes of introduction, prevention and management methods. She is the Education, Outreach, and Communications Coordinator with the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (SLELO PRISM). Through this role, she leads invasive species outreach initiatives and programming throughout the five counties of Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence.
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 want to receive partner meeting announcements please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Save the Date for 2023 Partner Meetings:
Thursday, October 12th
Keewaydin State Park – Marina Pavilion, 10 am-12 pm 45165 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
The PRISM Network hosts a monthly Speaker Series on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).
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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