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Enhancing Overwintering Hypena opulenta Surveys & Swallow-wort Control on Carleton Island
February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hosted by SLELO PRISM’s Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow Wort Collaborative (ELOSC) please join us on Monday, February 13th from 1 pm-2 pm for an informative webinar
This webinar will share SLELO PRISM’s hypena opulenta release and survey history, along with plans to enhance H. opulenta overwintering surveying efforts through partner and volunteer engagement; Thousand Island Land Trust will also be sharing the history and management practices of swallow-wort control conducted on Carleton Island.
Robert Smith-SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator
Robert Smith holds a Master of Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and brings with him extensive experience in terrestrial invasive species identification and management including ecosystem restoration and dendrology. Robert serves as the SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator.
Jake Tibbles- TILT Executive Director
Jake Tibbles has worked for over 15 years to conserve and manage some of the most treasured landscapes in the Thousand Islands & St. Lawrence River Valley region. Appointed Executive Director of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) in 2012, he’s overseen TILT’s Renewal of Accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, and TILT’s growth in conserved lands, educational programming, and staffing. Jake also sits on the New York Land Trust Alliance Advisory Board and recently served on the Board of American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts.
Spencer Busler-TILT Assistant Director/ Director of Land Conservation
Spencer joined TILT in 2016 as Director of Land Conservation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as well as a master’s degree in Water and Wetland Resource Studies from the same institution.