invasive species

By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 30, 2012 - 2:42 pm
Above: The Schoharie Creek in Lexington, where the USGS recently found the invasive algae Didymosphenia geminata, also known as "rock snot." Photo by Flickr user Doug Kerr; published under Creative Commons license. The invasive alga known as "rock snot"... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2012 - 5:20 pm
Above: Photo of cut log by Flickr user EasyPickle. Published under Creative Commons license. This afternoon, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced that they are loosening the regulations that govern transportation of... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, May. 7, 2012 - 3:13 pm
Above: The invasive Eurasian woodland plant Alliaria petiolata, more commonly known as garlic mustard, looking appropriately dramatic. Garlic mustard is most obvious in Northeastern woods around this time of year, when it is in full bloom. Photo by Flickr... Read more
By Andrea Girolamo on Wednesday, May. 2, 2012 - 4:28 pm
Above: Water shoes, anyone? Didymo warning on a pole near the Shandaken Tunnel at the Esopus Creek. Blooms of the noxious algae already coat the bottom of the creek. Photo by Daniel Case on Wikimedia Commons, used under Creative Commons license. It's been... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 - 11:25 am
Photo of Pelikan fountain pen by Flickr user David Blackwell. Published under Creative Commons license. We are pleased to announce a new regular feature on our website: The Watershed Post News Poem. Every week, we'll be bringing you some form of ode,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 - 10:12 am
Video: Part 1 of A Pickup Load of Pigs: The Feral Swine Pandemic, a three-part series produced by the Mississippi State University Extension Service. More from the series available here. Feral pigs are gaining a foothold in western Sullivan County and... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jul. 29, 2011 - 2:57 pm
Photo of American feral pig by Flickr user Dave Govoni. Published under Creative Commons license. Last year, we warned you: Feral pigs are coming to the Catskills, and it's not going to be pretty. Today, a story by Reuters says that feral pigs are... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 - 9:39 am
Three businessmen, including the owner of a local trucking business, were arrested recently on charges that they shipped ash timber out of Greene County, where the wood is under a quarantine because the highly destructive emerald ash borer has been found... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 - 11:35 am
Photo by Flickr user Marion Doss. Published under Creative Commons license. With emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threatening to spread destruction across New York State's forests, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is getting... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 - 8:48 am
Above: Giant hogweed. Photo by Flickr user helena.40proof The nasty giant hogweed, an invasive plant species which grows well above head-height and has sap that can burn your skin, is cropping up disturbingly near the Catskills, according to the Times... Read more


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