Combine your love of environmentalism and hiking and help the Catskills Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) monitor for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). HWA is an invasive insect that feeds on, and eventually kills, hemlock trees. In an effort to stay abreast of the HWA infestation, and identify priority stands of hemlock for conservation CRISP is currently monitoring hemlock forests throughout the Catskills region. All participants will receive training on hemlock identification, HWA identification, and forest pest survey techniques.
To volunteer for this opportunity, complete the volunteer survey and indicate your interest in Invasive Species and in the comments section indicate your are interested in HWA monitoring!