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Identifying Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Emerald Ash Borer

Join Dan Snider of the Catskill Center's C.R.I.S.P. staff for a power point presentation and discussion on identifying Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. The talk will include some brief life history, biocontrol info and management practices. The training includes going outdoors and offering field training in practical surveying techniques, what to look for to document extent of infestations, how to survey for biocontrols and other useful information.

Daniel originally joined the Catskill Center for a 10-month internship to work on the biocontrol of invasive species within the Catskill’s region, focusing on hemlock woolly adelgid and emerald ash borer. He continues assisting with local education and outreach projects related to invasive species. Daniel attended the University of Maryland at College Park, where he received a degree in Ecology and Evolution. Originally from Bowie, Maryland, Daniel spent 4 months working at an internship with the National Park Service in New River Gorge, West Virginia releasing Laricobius nigrinus and controlling invasive species. He enjoys hiking, kayaking, and board games in his free time.