Though some may be cute, these animals can cause damage to the stability of the food web as well as take native animal habitat. Feral cats, for example, are responsible for the extinction of 33 different bird species across the globe and kill two to four billion birds in the U.S. each year!
The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid is spreading through New York and its current range is directly through the middle of the Capital-Mohawk PRISM. In order to stop the spread of this insect, CapMo PRISM has partnered with the New York State Hemlock Initiative and the DEC to report new HWA Infestations and assist in the treatment of Hemlock Trees in order to boost their natural defenses and stop this insect before it reaches the Hemlock-rich forests of the Adirondacks. If you are interested in assisting with our efforts to save this iconic New York tree, please contact us through the Get Involved tab.
Don't move Firewood! is a campaign targeted at slowing the spread of forest pests like Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned beetle. They have downloadable lessons, stickers, flyers, and other outreach and education materials. They target campers, hikers, and homeowners but are a great resource to learn about how untreated firewood can have unwanted hitchhikers.