“Woolly Bully” (9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10) focuses on balsam woolly adelgid – an invasive tree insect recently detected in Michigan – and the threat it poses to forests and Michigan’s Christmas tree industry. Robert Miller of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will explain the state’s strategy to eradicate the insect, which has killed countless fir trees in the Northeast, West and Southeast.
“Dive into the Gene Pool” (9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25) examines the emerging use of environmental DNA to detect invasive carp and other aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and connecting waters. Join Nick Frohnauer of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Kim Scribner and John Robinson from Michigan State University as they share how it works, when and where this tool is most effective, and what’s on the horizon for eDNA in Michigan’s invasive species detection efforts.
“The AIS-Team” (9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16) explores conservation officers’ role in preventing invasive species introductions through law enforcement. Join Corporal Nick Torsky of the Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division’s Great Lakes Enforcement Unit to learn about enforcing boating and bait-related regulations, oversight of Michigan’s organisms-in-trade, interagency cooperation across the Great Lakes Basin and some recent investigations that highlight the Department’s enforcement efforts.
For more information, to view past webinars, and register for upcoming sessions, visit the NotMISpecies website.