The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to take at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion and the final invasion stage, when almost all of an area’s ash area have been killed by this invasive beetle.
In this free workshop, you’ll learn how to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to detect naturally occurring EAB-resistant native ash, which provide great hope for ash conservation. You’ll have the opportunity to take-part in projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. Most importantly, you’ll learn why it’s necessary to leave some standing live ash trees, especially healthy ones.
Choose one that works for your schedule:
Fri., 8/2, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Meet at DEC office, 7327 State Route 812, Lowville, NY 13367 for lecture followed by hands-on training at the Pratt Northam Foundation Maple Ridge property, Lowville.
Sat., 8/3, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust. Meet at River of Life Fellowship Church, 9871 Number Three Road, Copenhagen, NY 13626 for lecture, followed by hands-on training at Joseph Blake Wildlife Sanctuary, Middle Road, Rutland, NY.
Mon., 8/5, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Meet at Sandy Island Beach State Park community room, 23 W. Shore Drive, Pulaski, NY 13142 for lecture; followed by hands-on training at Rainbow Shores Nature Conservancy Sanctuary, Pulaski.
Tues., 8/6, 1-4:30 Presented in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County. Meet at CCE, 121 Second Street Oriskany, NY 13424 for lecture presentation and hands-on training.
Pre-registration is encouraged; for registration or additional information e-mail Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or, call (845)419-5229.