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Invasive Species Conference

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

July 13, 2017, 8:30 – 4:30

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


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.

USDA NIFA Federal Capacity Fund Impact Report


Time Item
8:00-8:30 Coffee. Pick up registration materials.
8:30-8:45 Introduction – Jennifer Grant, Director, NYS IPM Program
Jennifer Grant's Video
  Welcome – Jean Mangun, Dept. of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Siena College
Jean Mangun's Video
Invasive Species State-of-the-State
8:50-9:35 Invasive Species Reality Check: Where We Are and Where We Need To Go – Carrie Brown-Lima, New York Invasive Species Research Institute
Carrie Brown-Lima's Video
9:40-10:00 Invasive Species and Agriculture – Surveys and Regulations – Chris Logue, New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets
Chris Logue's Video
10:05-10:25 Invasive Agricultural Pests of New York – Marion Zuefle, NYS IPM Program
Marion Zuefle's Video
10:25-10:40 Break – Visit Educational Tables
10:40-11:00 The Menace Of Invasive Species On Forest Health – Jerry Carlson, New York State Department of Environmental Science
Jerry Carlson's Video
11:05-11:35 Prioritizing Invasive Species Efforts – Jennifer Dean, New York Natural Heritage Program
Jennifer Dean'sVideo

Legislative Panel – Venetia Lannon, Deputy Secretary for the Environment, Office of the Governor, and Patrick Hooker, Deputy Secretary for Agriculture and Markets, Office of the Governor
Panel Video

12:10-1:10 LUNCH (The Norm) With Educational Tables (Roger Bacon Hall)
1:10-1:40 Discussion with Speaker Panel
Video of Discussion
What Can We Do?
1:45-2:05 New York State Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Initiative – Mark Whitmore, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Mark Whitmore's Video
2:10-2:30 Landscape Alternatives for Invasive Plant Species – Brian Eshenaur, NYS IPM Program
Brian Eshenaur's Video
2:35-2:55 Host Tree Surveys – Erin Brady, Lands and Forests Outreach Specialist, New York State Department of Environmental Science
Erin Brady's Video
2:55-3:05 Break – Visit Educational Tables
3:05-3:25 Controlling Terrestrial Invasive Species on Your Property – Jim Engel, White Oak Nursery
Jim Engel's Video
3:30-3:50 Deer and Invasive Species Connection – Linda Rohleder, Lower Hudson PRISM
Linda Rohleder's Video
4:00-4:20 The Challenge of Invasive Species in Restoration Ecology – Tom Whitlow, School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
Tom Whitlow's Video
4:20-4:30 Evaluation and Wrap Up – Joellen Lampman, NYS IPM Program
4:30 Adjourn. Safe travels!

Educational Tables

New York State Integrated Pest Management Program

  • Alternatives to Invasive Species
  • Late Blight
  • Lily Leaf Beetle Parasitoid Project
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila

Partnerships For Regional Invasive Species Management

  • Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
  • Capital-Mohawk PRISM
  • St. Lawrence/E. Lake Ontario PRISM
  • Lower Hudson PRISM


NY Invasive Species Research Institute

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

O’Brien & Gere

Siena College

iMapInvasives Training – July 14, 2017, at Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, Delmar, NY