CCE will host a training workshop for the comprehensive MaMA program for emerald ash borer (EAB) management and ash conservation. EAB has already devastated ash trees in much of the Catskills and continues to spread rapidly. MaMA (see www.MonitoringAsh.org), developed and directed by the Ecological Research Institute (ERI) in close consultation with US Forest Service scientists leading the fight against EAB, provides a framework of important actions that can be taken to conserve ash and mitigate damage from EAB. These include participating in MaMA’s projects that enable detection of “lingering ash” (EAB-resistant trees), which offer the best hope for ash conservation and restoration (see www.monitoringash.org/lingering-ash-info/). The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) is implementing MaMA regionally, and has funded this workshop so that land managers and the general public can learn how they can take part in these projects.
The workshop will be presented by MaMA’s originators, Jonathan Rosenthal (Director of ERI) and Dr. Radka Wildova (ERI Senior Scientist).
To register call CCE 518-622-9820 x100.
Agroforestry Resource Center
6055 Route 23
Acra, New York 12405