WNY PRISM is pleased to announce the beginning of our webinar series. Every Thursday, starting October 15, we will host a new webinar devoted to an important topic related to invasive species management in western New York. Stay tuned for more updates!
Dormant Season Identification and Prevention of Invasive Species
Thursday, October 15; 2:00-3:00 PM
Stopping the spread and reporting the presence of invasive species doesn’t stop as the weather gets colder. Join Emily Thiel, WNY PRISM’s Education and Outreach Program Manager to learn about the invasive species we can identify all year long, including the recent WNY invader, the hemlock woolly adelgid. We will also learn about how humans contribute to the spread of these invasive species and what we can do to stop it.
WNY’s Emerging Forest Pests and Diseases
Thursday, October 29; 2:00-3:00 PM
Join WNY PRISM to learn about the new invasive pests and diseases that threaten WNY’s forests. Our speakers, Andrew Lance, WNY Land Conservancy and Emily Thiel, WNY PRISM, will discuss recent additions including hemlock woolly adelgid, beech leaf disease and jumping worms, as well as species that are threatening nearby regions such as oak wilt, sudden oak death and Asian longhorned beetle. You’ll also learn about what you can do to stop their spread and prevent their introduction.
Invasive Agricultural Pests and Diseases: European Cherry Fruit Fly and Plum Pox
Thursday, November 5; 2:00-3:00 PM
Plum Pox Virus 20 Year Fight – Now What?
Lynn Evans- Goldner, National Policy Manager, USDA APHIS PPQ will discuss the 20 year fight against plum pox virus in the U.S., how it was eradicated from Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York, and next steps in the management of plum pox virus.
European Cherry Fruit Fly in Western New York
Corey Bazelet, National Science Program Coordinator – Fruit Fly Programs, USDA APHIS PPQ will discuss the European cherry fruit fly, a pest of cherry and honeysuckle that was first found in Niagara County in 2017. This presentation will also discuss the collaborative efforts to control this pest and future outlook on its management.
Managing Woody Invasive Species in the Fall and Winter
Thursday, November 12; 2:00-3:00 PM
Join WNY PRISM to learn how to prevent, identify and manage woody invasive species including honeysuckle, common buckthorn, multiflora rose and more in the fall and winter. This webinar is appropriate for landowners and professionals alike.
DEC Pesticide Credits are available in the following categories: 2, 3a, 6a, 9, 10 and 25 (1 credit each). Participants must attend entire workshop to receive credits. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register in advance for credits.
Emerging Aquatic Threats in WNY
Thursday, November 19; 2:00-3:00 PM
Aquatic invasive species pose a serious threat to WNY’s waterways and economy, making their prevention and early detection essential. Join Finger Lakes PRISM’s Hydrilla Project Manager, Kathryn Monacelli to learn about some of WNY’s most pressing concerns including water chestnut, Hydrilla and starry stonewort. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify these species, understand their impacts and manage infestations.
DEC Pesticide Credits are available in the following categories: 5a, 9 and 10 (1 credit each). Participants must attend entire workshop to receive credits. Please email email@example.com to register in advance for credits.