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Upcoming Events

December 2, 2017 10AM-4PM

RTPI cordially invites you to attend our annual Holiday Open House. See more information here in our blog, and we hope to see you then!

Don’t forget to check out our current exhibit Neil Rizos: The Art of Exploration, on display from September 15 – January 7, 2018 at RTPI.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Dates:

This winter season we will have a series of field surveys in which the public is invited to join and work alongside Roger Tory Peterson Institute, Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy and Jamestown Community College researchers, conservationists and professors.  As we all know, Western New York winter weather can be rather snowy and cold. Individuals interested in participating in surveys should be prepared for the weather with warm clothing and boots. Snow pants and snow shoes or cross country skis are highly recommended when snow pack is deep.

Questions? Contact Elyse Henshaw RTPI Conservation Technician at ehenshaw AT rtpi.org or by calling 716-665-2473 ext. 231 or Jonathan Townsend CWC Lands Manager at jonathan AT chautauquawatershed.org or by calling 716-664-2166.

The following survey efforts will be open for the public to join:

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Friday January 12th, 2018 1:00pm

Join us Friday afternoon for our first survey of the season! As a part of the Hemlock Conservation of the High Allegheny Plateau Project, led by the U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy, RTPI and JCC adopted South Valley State Forest to survey and contribute information to these agencies as well as the Department of Environmental Conservation. Join us as we survey two sites on the state forest lands. We will meet in the RTPI parking lot promptly at 12:30 to carpool and meet on-site around 1:00pm. For those meeting on-site, please meet near the bridge on Sawmill Run Road approx. 42°02.511’N 079°00.580’W. For more information and directions to South Valley State Forest please visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/68293.html

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Saturday January 20th, 2018 9:30am

We will be surveying the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Dobbin’s Woods Preserve located on Bly Hill Road in the town of Ashville. We will meet at 9:30am in the preserve parking lot. Visit http://chautauquawatershed.org/index.php/preserves/our-preserves for directions to the preserve.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Friday January 26th, 2018 1:00pm

In addition to our South Valley State Forest site, we are also surveying the Hatch Run Conservation Demonstration Area in Warren Pennsylvania for the joint U.S. Forest Service and Nature Conservancy project. We will meet in the RTPI parking lot promptly at 12:30 to carpool and meet on-site in the Hatch Run parking lot (located off of Hatch Run Road in Warren PA) around 1:00pm. For more information about Hatch Run please visit: http://www.wcconservation.net/hatch-run-conservation-demonstration-area/

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Saturday February 3rd, 2018 9:30am

We will be surveying the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s Cassadaga Creek Preserve located in the town of Stockton. We will meet at the end of Bloomer Road to give instruction and then hike to the hemlock stand. Please visit http://chautauquawatershed.org/index.php/preserves/our-preserves for directions to the preserve.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Friday February 9th, 2018 1:00pm

Join us as we explore our backyard and survey the Jamestown Community College and Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s preserves. We will meet in the RTPI parking lot at 1pm to provide instruction and work our way through the preserves.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Saturday February 17th, 2018 9:30am

We will be surveying the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy’s David and Margaret Naetzker Preserve located in the town of North Harmony. We will meet on-site at 9:30am. See here for directions to the preserve.

Helmock Woolly Adelgid Survey: North Harmony State Forest Friday February 23rd, 2018 1:00pm

 Please join us as we survey North Harmony State Forest located outside of the village of Panama. We will meet in the RTPI parking lot promptly at 12:30 to carpool and meet on-site at the Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail trailhead located on Route 474 at 1:00pm to give instruction and hike to the hemlock stand along the overland and snowmobiling trails. For more information and directions to North Harmony State Forest please visit http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8268.html