Volunteers Community Partners

Education & Outreach

Through use of effective education and outreach efforts, WNY PRISM strives to increase regional awareness, and understanding of invasive species issues, and increase participation in effective management efforts.

 

Check your Trees for Invasive Pests!
Asian Longhorned Beetle on a tree. photo credit: Kenneth R. Law, USDA APIS PPQ, bugwood.org

Asian Longhorned Beetle on a tree. photo credit: Kenneth R. Law, USDA APIS PPQ, bugwood.org

Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) was the focus of invasive species outreach efforts in August (National Tree Check Month), as WNY PRISM and Partners across the country work to raise awareness of this emerging threat to the hardwood forests of North America. August may be over, but the threat of ALB continues and this is still a great time to be on the lookout! In WNY PRISM, we have 2 opportunities to get involved. For individuals, you can assist with early detection by checking your trees and pool filters for ALB and reporting any potential sightings to DEC. For groups, you can host an ALB tree tagging event. WNY PRISM has informational tags that can be tied around ALB susceptible trees. These tags are perfect for use along high traffic trails, to help raise public awareness about this priority pest.

For more information about ALB Pool Surveys, visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/110851.html

For more information about hosting an ALB tagging event, contact:  [email protected]

 

 

 

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