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Volunteer Monitoring

 Cornell Plantations, volunteers, and local conservation partners including the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Finger Lakes Native Plant Society, and the Cayuga Trail Club completed an unprecedented monitoring campaign over the past four years to detect new populations of hemlock woolly adelgid. 

Monitoring Events

Click here for a current schedule of hemlock woolly adelgid monitoring events.

We encourage all interested in volunteering to join the hemlock woolly adelgid E-List-Serv. Here, volunteer coordinators and volunteers can arrange and coordinate monitoring events, and share details on locations, dates, and times. Volunteers may also contact Plantations' Natural Areas Program directly to sign up.

Reporting Survey Results

It is imperative that all survey results are reported, including areas where no hemlock woolly adelgids are found. 

Be sure to record the amount of time spent conducting the survey and keep track of the locations/area surveyed. Please post all results here.

Priority Hemlock Forest Survey Sites

Plantations has mapped the hemlock forests surrounding known hemlock woolly adelgid locations in our area, and prioritized locations for detection monitoring. Through a network of recently-trained volunteers, our goal is to survey area hemlock forests areas and report all findings, positive and negative, annually.