News and Events

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Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.

Officials with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Agricultural Resources have announced that the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in the western Massachusetts Town of Dalton on Aug 31, 2012, and was confirmed by federal officials on Sep 6. Massachusetts is the 18th state in the country to detect EAB.

* See our Emerging Issues section for more information and additional resources.

Post Date: Sep 18, 2012

Northeastern IPM Center.

Researchers believe they have identified where brown marmorated stink bug gathers in natural landscapes during winter, and their findings could help farmers manage this invasive insect.

* See our Species Profile - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug page for more information and additional resources.

Post Date: Aug 30, 2012

USDA. NAL. National Invasive Species Information Center.

142nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society -- Aug 19-23, 2012

International Joint Commission Meeting -- Sep 10, 2012

2012 Great Lakes Commission Annual Meeting -- Sep 10-11, 2012

Great Lakes Week 2012: Taking Action, Delivering Results -- Sep 10-13, 2012

8th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference -- Sep 11-13, 2012

61st North Central Forest Pest Workshop - Invasive Species - What's Next? -- Sep 24-27, 2012

1st International Symposium on Horticultural Insects Management -- Nov 19-22, 2012

* See our Conference Calendar for more information and resources.

Post Date: Aug 30, 2012

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

A Chinese mitten crab was recently found in Connecticut waters. This is the first confirmed report of this highly invasive crab in Connecticut waters. In late June, the crab was collected from the Mianus Pond fishway on the Mianus River. Individuals finding a crab that they suspect to be a Chinese mitten crab should keep the crab on ice or freeze it (please do not release the crab), note the exact location it was found and report it to officials.

* See our Emerging Issues section for more information and additional resources.

Post Date: Aug 28, 2012