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.
About the Lake George Land Conservancy
Protecting the Land that Protects the Lake since 1988. The LGLC is an accredited, non-profit land trust dedicated to working with willing landowners and other partners to protect the world-renowned water quality of Lake George and to permanently preserve the natural, scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Lake George region.
Since its inception, LGLC’s land protection program has worked directly and with partners to permanently protect 12,179 acres of Lake George wilderness and more than 7 miles of shoreline, and owns and/or manages 35 parks and preserves that are open to the public year-round or by special request/restricted access with nearly 40 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and, at some preserves, hunting and snowmobiling. More information: lglc.org.
Photo at top: Closeup of hemlock woolly adelgid. Photo provided by Shaun Kittle of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program, Adirondack Almanack archive photo.