LGLC and Partners Hosting Field Training for Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Bolton Landing, NY – The public is invited to attend a hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) field survey training on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am to noon, at Hearthstone Point Campground in Lake George.

Program leaders will give an overview of winter outing safety skills, while teaching how to identify hemlock trees, survey for hemlock woolly adelgid, and report findings using iMapInvasives.

HWA is killing eastern hemlock trees from the Great Smoky Mountains to Canada—it was first found in the Adirondack Park in 2017. Citizen scientists can help determine how far HWA has spread.

Winter hiking gear (snowshoes and/or microspikes) may be required for this event depending on conditions.

This in-person training is co-sponsored by the Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC), Adirondack Mountain Club, and Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP). More information and registration link is at adkinvasives.com/Events.