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Conversation With DEC Forester On Invasive Insects

Invasive species are spreading across the region.  The summer is a prime season for the non-native insects to move to new habitats, threatening native ecosystems. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Lands and Forests Research Scientist Jerry Carlson is also Chief of Forest Health and Protection, making him responsible for identifying changes in the forest environment statewide.  Originally trained as an entomologist, Carlson sat down to discuss the increasing risk of invasive insects throughout eastern New York.

New York State’s third annual Invasive Species Awareness Week begins July 10th. The Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management will host educational and volunteer events throughout the week.

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