Opportunities to learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Hocking and Jackson Counties

Ohio Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Infested Counties as of March 2018

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) was first discovered in Ohio in 2012.  Since then it has been found at several locations including the Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County and  Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve in Jackson County.  This nonnative invasive pest has the potential to cause widespread mortality in Ohio’s hemlock forests.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (Divisions of Forestry, Parks, and Natural Areas and Preserves), The Nature Conservancy, Ohio State University Extension, the Hocking Hills Conservation Association and others have joined forces to bring to offer an educational program “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid-A pest threatening Ohio’s Hemlocks at two locations in April:

April 5, 2018

Camp Oty’ Okwa  –  Hocking County

Directions to Camp Oty’Okwa

Download Flyer Hocking County

Flyer Camp Oty’Okwa

April 10, 2018

Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp/The Elizabeth L. Evans Outdoor Education Center – Jackson County
Directions to Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp

Download Flyer for Jackson County

Both programs begin at 5:30 PM with optional hike to view magnificent hemlock forests. The indoor portion of the program will begin at 7:00 PM

A closer look at recently attached HWA on hemlock in Washington Co. 10-29-14

Join us to:

  • Experience the magnificent hemlock dominated forest
  • Understand the importance of hemlock trees to tourism and the environment in Ohio
  • Learn the significance of hemlock stands in the Hocking Hills and Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve (the Rock Run area of Jackson County)
  • Become aware of the serious threat that Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), a nonnative invasive insect, poses to hemlock trees in the eastern US

    Hemlock at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve

  • Receive updates on the current status of HWA in Ohio
  • Learn about Ohio’s Efforts to proactively manage HWA
  • Join in our effort to detect this pest and spread the word

For more information about Hemlock Woolly adelgid visit: http://ohiodnr.gov/hwa

4 thoughts on “Opportunities to learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in Hocking and Jackson Counties

      • Dave-Re. Hemlock
        I assume this is open to the public?? If so I would like to post something on the local face book as there has been some interest in Lake Katharine recently.
        I plan to attend(Canters cave)…
        ..Bill McCartney..

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