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MaMA (Monitoring and Managing Ash) Training Workshop.
July 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The MaMA program of the Ecological Research Institute (see www.MonitoringAsh.org) provides constructive actions to be
taken at each stage of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) invasion, including even pre-invasion as well as the final invasion stage, when
virtually all the ash in an area have been killed by this invasive beetle. In this free workshop, which includes hands-on training,
you’ll learn steps to take to mitigate EAB damage, and more importantly to enable detection of naturally occurring EABresistant native ash, which provide the greatest hope for ash conservation. You’ll learn how to use MaMA’s three citizenscience projects, including the MaMA Monitoring Plots Network, which reaches from New England to the Midwest, and the
MaMA Lingering Ash Search project, in which you report locations of trees that are likely EAB-resistant. MaMA’s development
and implementation have been done in close collaboration with the US Forest Service scientists leading the search for and
propagation of EAB-resistant native ash, and by helping to find the these trees, you can help save ash from extinction. This
workshop includes the establishment of an actual ash monitoring plot to help detect resistant ash.
Continuing education credits: NYS Nursery and Landscape Association (3.5 CNLP); International Society of Arboriculture (1.25
Arborist; 1.25 BCMA Practice); Society of American Foresters (3 Cat. 1); and Cornell Cooperative Extension (3 Master
Pre-registration is encouraged due to space limitations; please register by email to Outreach@MonitoringAsh.org or by calling
This workshop is funded by the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management and is presented by the
Ecological Research Institute in partnership with CCE Orange County.