Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Informational Meeting
This informational meeting is designed for town and village officials, planning boards, zoning board of appeals, landowners and anyone interested in protecting ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer in our County.
Brought to you by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, and the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism
Experts from Cornell University, NYSDEC, and NYS Ag & Markets will be present to share information and answer questions on the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The meeting will offer area residents and public officials:
An opportunity to learn more about the EAB,
What actions individuals and communities can take to help reduce the spread and minimize economic impacts of the EAB, and
The ongoing efforts in place to address the current EAB infestation.
The EAB is a small but destructive beetle that infests and kills North American ash tree species, including green, white, black and blue ash. A multi-agency effort is underway to address the EAB infestation and includes partners from the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets; U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS); the United States Forest Service; the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; the NYS Emergency Management Office; NYS Department of Transportation; Cornell Cooperative Extension; and the Seneca Nation.
For questions concerning this workshop, contact Lynn Bliven, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 1-585-296-7644 Ext. 18 or email: lao3 [at] cornell [dot] edu or Margaret Puszcz, Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism at 716-938-2312 or email: mepuszcz [at] cattco [dot] org.
Training hours for Planning Board members and Zoning Board of Appeals members can be earned at this workshop.