Invasive Species, the Adirondacks, and You.
Intervale Lowlands preserve recently hosted an Invasive species Identification and mapping training program on May 28th. This program was a coordinated effort of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program and the iMapInvasives program to educate professionals, homeowners, and the interested public about invasive species. The day’s workshops included information on invasive species identification, mapping, data resources, and prevention. The workshop was very successful, and the group even discovered a new infestation of the invasive balsam wooly adelgid insects on a small patch of trees on Intervale property. The workshop emphasized the importance of finding, documenting, and reporting new infestations of invasive species such as these on your property or at any location in the Adirondacks.
So what can you do to help? You can identify, map, and manage invasives on your property. We’ve highlighted some important information from the May 28th workshop:
#1 Invasive Species Identification
Visit http://adkinvasives.com/species-of-concern/ to find out more information on the invasive species in our area and the species we are on the lookout for. Identifying invasive species is fun, important, and is a critical skill for documenting new infestations.
#2 Mapping Invasive Species
Visit http://www.imapinvasives.org/ to learn how to document any invasive species you have found in any location. Download the app on your phone for a quick and easy way to map and document invasive species in the field!
If you would like to find information on managing the invasive species on your property to contribute to a brighter future for the Adirondack Park, there is a wealth of information online on best management practices for each invasive species. Visit http://adkinvasives.com/get-involved/manage/ for information on ways to manage aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. For further information and support, contact your local PRISM office.