Keene Valley, NY- The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is hosting a free webinar on how climate change could make the Adirondacks more hospitable to invasive species. “Invasive Species in a Changing Climate” is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The webinar will begin with an overview of what makes a species invasive before diving into how longer summers and shorter, milder winters in the Adirondacks are likely to make the region more favorable to invasive species. The impact of climate change on managing invasive species and an overview of which invasive species tend to benefit the most from climate change will also be discussed.
The main speaker for the discussion is Dr. Eva Colberg, a Postdoctoral Associate with Cornell’s New York Invasive Species Research Institute and the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network. Dr. Colberg is working with natural resource managers to develop guidelines for climate-smart invasive species management in the Northeast. Her background is in restoration and plant ecology in a wide variety of forest ecosystems. Other speakers will include APIPP Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator Becca Bernacki and
APIPP Communications Coordinator Shaun Kittle.
Visit www.adkinvasives.com/events for more information and to register for “Invasive Species in a Changing Climate.”
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) serves as the Adirondack Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), one of eight partnerships across New York. APIPP is hosted by The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and receives financial support from the Environmental Protection Fund administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Photo at top courtesy of APIPP Communications Coordinator Shaun Kittle.