Invasive Species Conference

Invasive Species in New York: Where We Are and What We Can Do

When: July 13, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30

Where: Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

Cost: $35 includes coffee and lunch

Questions? Contact Joellen Lampman at or 518-441-1303.


New York is a hotspot for invasive species. At risk are ecosystem services, human health, food security, and New York’s abundant natural areas.

The Third Annual NYS Integrated Pest Management conference brings together a wide range of speakers to address the scope of the problem. How many invasive species are already here? What’s the risk of new invaders? What we can do about it? Join us to learn, discuss — and plan.

Register Here until July 11, 2017

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8:30-8:45 Introduction
Invasive Species State-of-the-State
8:50-9:35 Invasive Species: Science, Economics, and Policy — Carrie Brown-Lima, NY Invasive Species Research Institute
9:40-10:00 Agriculture — Chris Logue, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
10:05-10:25 Agriculture — Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program
10:25-10:40 Break — visit Educational Tables in Roger Bacon Hall
10:40-11:00 Forest Pests Jerry Carlson, DEC
11:05-11:35 Prioritization and Working Smarter — Jennifer Dean, NY Natural Heritage Program
11:40-12:10 Legislative Panel
12:10-1:10 LUNCH at The Norm, and more time to visit the Educational Tables
1:10-1:40 Discussion with speaker panel
What Can You Do?
1:45-2:05 NYS Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Initiative — Mark Whitmore, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
2:10-2:30 Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plant Species — Brian Eshenaur, NYS IPM Program
2:35-2:55 Host Tree Surveys — Erin Brady, Lands and Forests Outreach Specialist, DEC
2:55-3:05 Break — visit Educational Tables
3:05-3:25 Controlling Terrestrial Invasive Species on Your Property — Jim Engel, White Oak Nursery
3:30-3:50 Deer and Invasive Species Connection — Linda Rohleder, Lower Hudson PRISM
4:00-4:20 Restoration — Tom Whitlow, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
4:20-4:30 Evaluation and wrap up — Joellen Lampman
4:30 Adjourn. Safe travels!
Educational Tables
  • NY Invasive Species Research Institute
  • iMapInvasives
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
  • NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Capital-Mohawk PRISM
  • Finger Lakes PRISM?
  • AVID (Assessing the Vegetation Impacts of Deer)
  • Siena College Student Projects
  • Alternative to Invasive Species
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila
  • Late Blight
  • Lily Leaf Beetle Parasitoid Project

Bonus: on July 14th there is an iMapInvasives Training to be held at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center in Delmar, NY.