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Managing Your Forest in the Presence of Emerald Ash Borer

Webinar by Dr.Kimberly Bohn July 18, 2018 Presentations at 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (webinars may run long with questions) Emerald ash borer has established in most of the northeastern states.  An important aspect of managing the impacts is to understand how to manipulate forests and woodlots prior to […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered in Maine

AUGUSTA – Officials at the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) report that emerald ash borer (EAB) has been found in Maine. Despite an aggressive search for at least a decade, the destructive forest insect from Asia had not been detected in Maine previously. It has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees […]

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Invasive Terrestrial Plant Control Workshop and Field Tours, Belfast Area

Please join Waldo County Soil and Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service for a series of intensive workshops on terrestrial invasive plant management, beginning with the May 23 evening workshop described below. This series is geared toward conservation and land management professionals and those with a strong interest in managing invasive plants in Maine. […]

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Crazy Worm Resources from the University of Vermont

(Bolded articles are ‘must-read.’) Classification and Identification of Pheretimoids Blakemore, R.J., 2012. Japanese earthworms revisited a decade on: (Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea), Zoology in the Middle East, 58(sup4), January 2012, pp.15-22. Japanese earthworms revisited a decade on (Oligochaeta: Megadrilacea) (PDF) Chang, C.h., Snyder, B.A. and Szlavecz, K., 2016. Asian pheretimoid earthworms in North America north of Mexico: An […]

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Emerald Ash Borer Update

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry issued a news release on the current situation with the emerald ash borer. Emerald Ash Borer Update (Maine.gov)

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UMass Extension’s Invasive Plant Management Certification

Begins February 21! Landscape, Nursery & Urban Forestry Program Upcoming Events page (UMass Extension) Location: Hadley Farms Meeting House, Hadley MA A four-day program to help participants meet the unique challenges of managing invasive plants. The first class in this series, A1: Principles and Fundamentals of Weed Science, is February 21! A certificate in Invasive […]

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Webinar on Climate Change and Invasive Species

Non-additive impacts of global change and invasive species Dr. Jenica Allen, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management group (RISCC) will host a webinar on January 18 at 12:00 p.m. for a presentation by Dr. Jenica Allen on a meta-analysis she is completing on interactions between invasion and […]

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47th Annual Maine Lakes Conference to Take Place on June 23, 2018

A lot is happening in the world of lakes today and the Maine Lakes Conference is the place to find out about it all. Renowned lake activist Peter Lowell will start us off by sharing Lessons Learned from 45 years at the helm of the Lakes Environmental Association (LEA) in Bridgton.  Following Peter’s Keynote, a […]

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USFS Drought and Invasive Species Webinar

The next US Forest Service drought webinar entitled “Drought and Invasive Species” is scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST.  Directors Allen Rowley and Cindi West will provide opening remarks followed by several excellent speakers. They anticipate a stimulating discussion with questions and answers. You may also earn continuing education […]

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