CRISP Partners Meeting
Aug
16
10:00 AM10:00

CRISP Partners Meeting

Join us for our Quarterly CRISP Partner Meeting, share what Invasive Species work you are doing, and learn what other organizations are doing to stop invasive species. Our featured speaker is Tim McCay, professor at Colgate University, who will describe recent findings in earthworm ecology relevant to the Northeast

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Training
Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash Training

  • Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA), Mohican Farms (map)
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MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
23
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County (map)
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MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees. 1/2 a credit for New York Logger Training continuing education is awarded for participation. To register, email Carla Hegeman Crim at ceh27@cornell.edu or call 607-865-6531.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center (map)
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MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jul
16
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MaMA is an innovative approach that provides hope for conserving ash and mitigating damage from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), which threatens killing virtually all the ash trees in the area; training includes instruction in MaMA’s citizen-science and land-manager projects to find EAB-resistant trees. The Ecological Research Institute (ERI), under contract with CRISP, is presenting a series of MaMA single-session training workshops at which attendees learn, among other things, how to establish ash mortality monitoring plots for the MaMA Monitoring Plot Network extending throughout the Catskills and beyond.

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Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Protect the Hemlocks! Fence Raising at Thorn

Four years ago, the Catskill Center planted four rows of young hemlocks, as a future biological control release location for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). On July 14th, we will be repairing the fence that has protected the hemlocks from deer herbivory, to keep them healthy as they grow.

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Shavertown Trail Community Hike and Boot-Brush Unveiling
Jul
13
10:30 AM10:30

Shavertown Trail Community Hike and Boot-Brush Unveiling

To minimize the movement of invasives, a boot-brush station has been established by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. Join us for the Shavertown Trail Boothbrush Ribbon Cutting and Invasives Species Walk at the trailhead on County Route 1 in Andes, just north of its intersection with Route 30.

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HWA Phenology Training
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

HWA Phenology Training

In this training, join one of the New York State Hemlock Initiative’s experienced field technicians as they take you through the yearly phenology of hemlock woolly adelgid. Learn how to identify HWA in the field during any time of year.

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Monitoring and Managing Ash Training
Jul
9
1:00 PM13:00

Monitoring and Managing Ash Training

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension Delaware County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Ecological Research Institute (ERI), under contract with CRISP, is presenting a series of MaMA single-session training workshops at which attendees learn, among other things, how to establish ash mortality monitoring plots for the MaMA Monitoring Plot Network extending throughout the Catskills and beyond.

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CRISP Partners Meeting and Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

CRISP Partners Meeting and Monitoring and Managing Ash (MaMA) Training

The CRISP Partners Meeting will include a training workshop for the comprehensive MaMA program for EAB management and ash conservation. Join us to learn how you can help save ash in the Catskills! MaMA (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) was developed by the Ecological Research Institute (ERI) in close consultation with US Forest Service scientists leading the fight against EAB. The training will be presented by MaMA’s originators: ERI’s director, Jonathan Rosenthal, and senior scientist, Dr. Radka Wildova, both experts in EAB ecology and management. It is one of a series of eight such workshops to be presented throughout CRISP to enable broad participation in this program.

MaMA’s innovations include adapting USFS protocols for monitoring ash mortality and detecting lingering ash (EAB-resistant trees) to make them easily usable by land managers and citizen scientists. These trees offer the best hope for ash conservation and restoration (see www.monitoringash.org/lingering-ash-info/). In this workshop, participants will learn, among other things, how to establish ash mortality monitoring plots that form part of the MaMA Monitoring Plot Network extending throughout the Catskills and beyond, which is coordinated by ERI. ERI uses the data from this network, in close cooperation with the USFS, to determine when particular areas are ready to search for lingering ash. Because of this network’s use of scientifically rigorous protocols, attendance at an ERI MaMA training workshop is required for participation. Similarly, this workshop is required for participation in MaMA’s lingering ash Anecdata reporting project, given the importance of finding trees that meet strict criteria.

The workshop will include training in MaMA’s “Possible Lingering Ash Toolkit” (essential for protecting potential lingering ash from being cut down), and introduction to MaMA’s other tools and overall integrated approach to EAB management and ash conservation. CRISP has had major input into ERI’s development of MaMA over the years, and this program is uniquely suited to the challenges that EAB poses to ash in the Catskills.

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Meet the 2018 Platte Clove Artists
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the 2018 Platte Clove Artists

  • 2504 Platte Clove Road Elka Park, NY, 12427 United States (map)
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Saturday, June 16, (from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM) mix and mingle with the artists who will be participating in the 2018 Platte Clove Artist In Residence program.

The Catskill Center will open the Platte Clove Artist's Cabin for an opportunity to meet the 2018 Residents, visit the Cabin  and learn all about this unique artist-in-residence program.

This year's residents include:
Stefan Beck
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams / instagram
Katie Cokinos / instagram
Bizzy Coy / instagram
Sean Hanley
Tanya Marcuse / instagram
Virginia Melnyk / instagram
Mamie Minch / instagram
Edie Nadelhaft / instagram
Genevieve Pfeiffer 
Christopher Rodriguez
James Romm 
Victoria Van Der Laan / instagram

Catskill Center Executive Director, Jeff Senterman, will be hosting the event. Wine and light fare will be served.

The Platte Clove Cabin and Platte Clove Preserve are located at 2504 Platte Clove Road, Elka Park, NY.

RSVP would be appreciated by emailing Katie at kpalm@catskillcenter.org or calling 845-586-2611.

Directions can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Learn to recognize Mile-A-Minute / a hands-on experience
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to recognize Mile-A-Minute / a hands-on experience

Mile-a-minute is a highly aggressive invasive climbing vine native to Asia that can shade out and smother native plants. It has recently been found for the first time in Woodstock, NY.

Come learn about identification and best practices for management of Mile-a-Minute. We will learn about the biology and best management of this plant. Afterwards, we'll get hands-on experience with this vine in a group survey and pull on a nearby property.

This training is a precursor to a Mile-a-Minute survey in the Kenneth Wilson state campground nearby, to help prevent this invasive vine from spreading through the region. 

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Morning Ride on the Hunter Mountain Skyride / with birds or without
May
26
8:00 AM08:00

Morning Ride on the Hunter Mountain Skyride / with birds or without

The Hunter Mountain Skyride is opening early on May 26. Take an early morning ride up the mountain on the six-passenger Kaatskill Flyer detachable chairlift. This state-of-the-art lift will take you in comfort to the 3,200-foot summit of Hunter Mountain. From there, you can enjoy amazing views of the high peaks of the northern Catskills. On a clear day, in the distance, you'll see the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts and the Green Mountains of Vermont beyond New York's beautiful Catskill Mountain peaks that surround you. 

Catch the skyride at 8 and join the Cape May birders for a spring birding hike.

Or ride it 8:30 - and find your own mountaintop pleasure. For the adventurous, there are clearly marked NYS DEC (New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) hiking trails leading to the Hunter Mountain Fire Tower, the highest fire tower in New York State at 4,040 feet. Please allow at least 3 hours round trip for this moderate 4-mile hike. Hiking shoes are strongly recommended for hiking to the fire tower. 

With birds or without, pre-registration is required. 

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