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Invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Reported in Lake George


Just weeks after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer was discovered for the first time in the Adirondack Park, another invasive species has been found within the boundaries of the Blue Line: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). First recorded in the Adirondack Park in 2017 on Prospect Mountain in Lake George, HWA READ MORE

New York State Budget 2019-2020


There is a lot to be happy about in the $175.5 billion New York State Budget that passed on Saturday March 30, 2019. The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) was refunded at $300 million, including an increase for the State Land Stewardship Line ($33 million), which pays for hiking trail maintenance READ MORE

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Threatens Adirondack Hemlocks


On September 9th from 10am to 4pm at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 NY-30 Gloversville, NY 12078, the Foothills Chapter of ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) will host a workshop to teach volunteers how to identify and report the presence of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in the Adirondack READ MORE

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Discovered in the Adirondack Park


On Wednesday, July 25, 2017 the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) had been discovered in the Adirondack Park, at Prospect Mountain in Lake George. DEC is fully underway with measures to eliminate the Prospect Mountain HWA outbreak and contain its spread. READ MORE

New York State’s Hemlock Forests and How to Save Them


New York State's wild forests are under threat by a tiny insect with the power to kill hemlock trees and harm drinking water for millions of people [because] erosion-prone slopes will be washed into New York City reservoirs. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is currently a severe threat in the Castkills READ MORE

You can help grow ‘Little Larrys’


Photo by Mark Whitmore Excerpt written by Mark Whitmore:  ‘Little Larry’ is a small predator beetle from the Pacific Northwest, Laricobius nigrinus, that feeds exclusively on the invasive pest Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae). First found damaging hemlocks near Richmond, VA in the mid 1950’s, the Hemlock Woolly READ MORE