Learn to Recognize and Report Invasive Forest Pests

Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Program (FPOSP) Early Detector Workshops

The Indiana DNR Division of Forestry, Division of Entomology, along with Purdue Entomology will be hosting Early Detector Training programs across the state this summer in late July. The goals are to train interested citizens and landowners how to identify the signs and symptoms of invasive pests and diseases posing a threat to our Indiana rural and urban forests.  These trained citizen scientists will then be asked to report via GLEDN website or App where they are seeing these signs and symptoms in their region and across the state.

Sessions will prepare you to be the first line of defense for your community’s forests.  Learn to identify signs and symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Longhorn Beetle, Thousand Cankers Disease of Walnut and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.        

Each workshop will include presentations on the biology and management of Indiana forest pests by Dr. Cliff Sadof, Professor and Extension Specialist at Purdue University; and identification of host plants,  and how to report using the GLEDN App by Carrie Tauscher, State Community and Urban Forestry Coordinator with Indiana DNR.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about these pests. Light refreshments will be provided.

These workshops are open to individuals of all ages and levels of knowledge.  Whether you’re a master gardener, a concerned citizen, forest land owner or natural resources related professional, you will learn something about Indiana forest pests at the Early Detector Training Workshops!

 Programs are FREE to attend, Registration is required.

Program Dates and Locations: 

Purdue University Northwest, Calumet Campus-
July 21, 2:00-4:00 PM EST (1-3pm CST)
July 21, 6:00-8:00 PM EST (5-7pm CST)
Student Union Library Building Room 3272200
169th Street Hammond, IN 46323

Columbus, IN -July 27, 6:00-8:00 PM EST
Columbus Learning Center- Summerville Room-LC 1400
4555 Central Ave

Madison, IN-July 30, 10:00-noon EST
Clifty Inn- Clifty Room
1650 Clifty Hollow Rd,
Madison, IN 47250

Register today for one of the FREE workshops:


Questions?   Cliff Sadof, 765-494-5983 or Sara Stark, 765-494-0822

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