ST. LAWRENCE EASTERN LAKE ONTARIO PARTNERSHIP FOR REGIONAL INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Field Surveys
Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) (Adelges tsugae) is a small aphid-like insect native to Asia that is now threatening eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana). To learn more about this species, visit our HWA Species Profile.
PREVENTION Prevent the introduction of invasive species into the SLELO PRISM.
EARLY DETECTION & RAPID RESPONSE Rapidly detect new and recent invaders and eliminate all individuals within a specific area.
COOPERATION Share resources, including funding personnel, equipment, information, and expertise.
INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Collect, utilize, and share information regarding surveys, infestations, control methods, monitoring, and research.
CONTROL Control invasive species infestations by using best management practices, methods and techniques to include: ERADICATION (which is to eliminate all individuals and the seed bank from an area), CONTAINMENT (which is reducing the spread of established infestations from entering an uninfested area) and SUPPRESSION which is to reduce the density but not necessarily the total infested area.
RESTORATION Develop and implement effective restoration methods for areas that have been degraded by invasive species and where suppression or control has taken place.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH Increase public awareness and understanding of invasive species.
INNOVATION Develop and implement innovative technologies that help us to better understand, visualize, alleviate or manage invasive species and their impacts or that serve to strengthen ecosystem function and/or processes.