Thursday, April 1, 2021

HWA4

hemlock woolly adelgid

Hemlock woolly adelgid (pictured above), emerald ash borer, and spotted lanternfly are three bad bugs that will be highlighted during the Forest Pest Symposium on April 22. Photo by Michael Montgomery, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org.


Caitlin Stewart is Conservation Educator at the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (HCSWCD). One of HCSWCD’s largest programs is their Invasive Species program and Caitlin will be sharing her field experiences, as well as the efforts and results of forest surveys, and monitoring and management.

Caitlin has deep roots in Hamilton County as both her grandparents purchased property on Sacandaga Lake and Lake Pleasant in the 1960s. Her parents met and were married in Lake Pleasant, and she spent summers and vacations there. She’s been a full time resident since 2008 and is an avid hiker, skier, paddler, runner and biker.




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