A two day colloquium of partners involved in the Black Ash Consortium and other related activities, fostering introductions, networking and relationships between tribal, university, and federal partners following potential Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) deregulation.

 


Burlington, Vermont
May 7-8, 2019

Hilton - Lake Champlain
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401


Agenda

Please Note: A light breakfast will be provided on both days.  There will be a Happy Hour with light hors d’oeuvres immediately following the Tuesday sessions in the Seasons on the Lake room at the Hilton.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Objective for Day 1: Bring tribal, university, and federal partners together to summarize the ecological and cultural impacts of EAB infestation and the potential loss/preservation of black ash.

START TIME END TIME Topic
7:00 AM 8:00 AM

A Light Breakfast Will Be Provided

8:00 AM 8:15 AM

Welcome & Meeting Overview - Nate Siegert (US Forest Service) and Robyn Rose (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service)

8:15 AM 8:30 AM

Tribal Blessing - Richard Silliboy (Aroostook Band of Micmacs)

8:30 AM 9:00 AM

Current Status of EAB & Related Work in the Northeast - Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)

9:00 AM 10:15 PM

Cultural Role of Black Ash

  • Cultural Importance to Native American & First Nation Tribes – Jennifer Neptune (Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance) and Darren Ranco (University of Maine)
  • Black Ash Basketry Tradition – Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians)
  • Sustainability of Black Ash for Baskets/Mechanical Properties – Les Benedict (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe)
  • Discussion and Comments
10:15 PM 10:30 PM

 Morning Break (refreshments provided)

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Ecology of Black Ash

  • Habitat (Range, Climate, Soils, Associated Forect Cover) – Tony D’Amato (University of Vermont)
  • Life History (Reproduction, Development, Growth & Yield, Rooting Habits, Reaction to Competition) – Tony D’Amato(University of Vermont)
  • Black Ash Damaging Agents – Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)

 

11:30 AM 1:00 PM

Lunch (provided at hotel)

1:00 PM 2:15 PM 

EAB Impacts on Black Ash

  • Impacts in Early Invaded Areas  – Wendy Klooster (Ohio State University)
  • EAB Host Preference – Deb McCullough (Michigan State University)
  • Further Impacts on Black Ash Dynamics Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)
  • Discussion and Comments
2:15 PM 2:30 PM

Afternoon Break(refreshments provided)

2:30 PM 4:00 PM

Preservation Efforts

  • Integrating Management Tactics  Deb McCullough (Michigan State University)
  • Ash Seed Collection – Les Benedict (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe)
  • Reforestation & Restoration of Black Ash Habitats – Tony D’Amato (University of Vermont)
  • Discussion and Comments
4:00 PM 4:30 PM

Synthesis

  • Perspective from a Recently Infested State – John Daigle (University of Maine)
  • Next Steps & Key Areas of Research Need – Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)
4:30 PM  

Happy Hour with light hors d’oeuvres in the Seasons on the Lake room at the Hilton.

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

START TIME END TIME Topic
7:00 AM 8:00 AM

A Light Breakfast Will Be Provided

8:00 AM 8:15 AM

Introduction & Overview - Robyn Rose (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service) and Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)

8:15 AM 9:45 AM

EAB Biocontrol Research Topics

  • Background and Development of EAB Biocontrol in North America – Jian Duan (USDA Agricultural Research Service) 
  • Progress and Updates on the Use of EAB Biocontrol – Jian Duan (USDA Agricultural Research Service)
  • Integrating Biocontrol and Insecticide Treatments – Juli Gould (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service)
9:45 AM 10:00 AM

Overview of the EAB Biocontrol Program: Rearing, Releasing, and Recovery of Parasitoids - Ben Slager (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service)

10:00 AM 10:15 PM

Load the Buses for Field Demonstrations

10:15 AM 2:00 PM

Biocontrol, Survey and Treatment Demonstrations

  • Biocontrol Release & Evaluation Methods – Juli Gould and Ben Slager (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service)
  • Trapping Options and Delimination Surveys – Joe Francese (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service), Deb McCullough (Michigan State University) and Nate Siegert (US Forest Service)
  • Demonstration of Treatment Options – Phil Lewis (USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service), Deb McCullough (Michigan State University) and Fred Corey (Aroostook Band of Micmacs)
  • EAB Infestation Site Visit– Nate Siegert (US Forest Service), Judy Rosovsky (Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets) and Josh Halman (Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation)
  • Boxed Lunch at Sand Bar State Park – (provided)
2:00 PM  

Adjourn (safe travels)

Apply for Lodging Funding

Please contact Tony D’Amato (awdamato@uvm.edu) about availability of funding to offset travel/lodging for tribal participants.

Education Credits

Day one of this colloquium has been assigned 6.0 category 1 continuing education credits and day 2 has been assigned 4.5 category 1 continuing education credits by the Society of American Foresters

Organizers: US Forest Service, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, and University of Vermont 

                       

Burlington, Vermont
May 7-8, 2019

Hilton - Lake Champlain
60 Battery Street
Burlington, VT 05401


May 7th

Objective for Day 1: Bring tribal, university, and federal partners together to summarize the ecological and cultural impacts of EAB infestation and the potential loss/preservation of black ash.


May 8th

Objective for Day 2: Provide overview of EAB biocontrol efforts and opportunities to Tribes and States.

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