Spotted Lanternfly infestations are present in New York State
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Episode 31: Invasive Pests

Kristopher Williams from the Capital Region PRISM (Partnership for Invasive Species Management) rejoins the podcast, Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley, with an informative discussion of the many invasive pests that can be found in New York's Hudson Valley including the emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, spongy moth, and spotted lantern fly, as well as what individuals can do to minimize their spread.. These invasive pests have the potential to change our landscape, not necessarily for the better. 

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guest: Kristopher Williams 

Resources: Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation ; CAPITAL REGION PRISM - Home; CRISP (; Homepage | Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. ( ; Spotted Lanternfly sightings moving closer to region | News, Sports, Jobs - Observer Today ; Cornell Cooperative Extension | Spotted Lanternfly ; Cornell Cooperative Extension | Emerald Ash Borer ; Cornell Cooperative Extension | Hemlock Woolly Adelgid ; Cornell Cooperative Extension | Spongy Moths (Gypsy Moths) ( ; Spongy Moths | New York State Integrated Pest Management ( ; Feral Swine – New York Invasive Species Information (

Last updated August 25, 2022