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Southern Pine Beetle AerialSouthern Pine Beetle Current Actions
State Forestry Services conducts aerial surveys to detect new Southern Pine Beetle infestations. The survey data is used to notify municipalities of infestations in their town. For infestations on NJDEP owned properties, State Forestry Services marks and cuts the infested trees and a buffer before the beetles can spread and kill trees in new areas.


March 24 – March 30, 2014

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted postcontrol inspections at three sites in Maple Lake WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Maple Lake WMA.


March 17 – March 23, 2014

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Wharton SF and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing two active infestations in Maple Lake WMA and one active infestation in Wharton SF.


March 10 – March 16, 2014

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Wharton SF and found active SPB.


March 3 – March 9, 2014

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF) and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Bass River SF and two new sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB at all three sites.


February 24 – March 2, 2014

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Bass River SF and found active SPB.


February 17 – February 23, 2014

Ground Verification:  No surveying took place this week.


February 10 – February 16, 2014

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Tuckahoe WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Maple Lake WMA and one active infestation in Tuckahoe WMA.


February 3 – February 9, 2014

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Millville WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Tuckahoe WMA and found no active SPB.


January 27 – February 2, 2014

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF) and Parvin State Park (SP)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post control inspections at one site in Bass River SF and at one site in Parvin SP and found no active SPB at either site.

Treatment Actions:  Hamilton NLT

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Parvin SP.


January 20 – January 26, 2014

Ground Verification:  No surveying took place this week.

Treatment Actions:  Bass River State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Bass River SF.


January 13 – January 19, 2014

Ground Verification:  Parvin State Park (SP) and Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Parvin SP and found active SPB.  They also conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Wharton SF and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Hamilton Natural Lands Trust (NLT), Parvin State Park (SP), and Wharton SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing four active infestations including one in Bass River SF, one in Hamilton NLT, one in Parvin SP, and one in Wharton SF.


January 6 – January 12, 2014

Ground Verification:  Hamilton Natural Lands Trust (NLT) and Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Hamilton NLT and found no active SPB.  They also conducted precontrol inspections at two sites in Millville WMA and observed that SPB had died out at both sites.

Treatment Actions:  Hamilton NLT

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Hamilton NLT.


December 30, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Wharton SF and found active SPB.


December 23 – December 29, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed two new sites in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB at both sites.


December 16 – December 22, 2013

Ground Verification:  Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB.


December 9 – December 15, 2013

Ground Verification:  No surveying was done this week.


December 2 – December 8, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB.


November 25 – December 1, 2013

Ground Verification:  Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Winslow WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions: 
Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Winslow WMA.


November 18 – November 24, 2013

Ground Verification: 
Wharton State Forest (SF) and Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Wharton SF and two new sites in Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB at all sites.  They also conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Tuckahoe WMA.


November 11 – November 17, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Belleplain SF, Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Peaslee WMA, and Winslow WMA

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Bass River SF, one new site in Belleplain SF, and one new site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB at all sites.  They conducted a precontrol inspection at one site in Peaslee WMA and observed that active SPB had moved outside of state land.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted a postcontrol inspection at one site in Winslow WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions: 
Winslow WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Winslow WMA.


November 4 – November 10, 2013

Ground Verification:  Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Winslow WMA and found active SPB.


October 28 – November 3, 2013

Ground Verification:  No surveying was done this week.


October 21 – October 27, 2013

Ground Verification:  Hamilton Natural Lands Trust (NLT)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a precontrol inspection at one site in Hamilton NLT and found that the active SPB had expanded.

Treatment Actions: 
Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Winslow WMA.


October 14 – October 20, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted precontrol inspections at two sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB at both sites.  They also conducted postcontrol inspections at three sites in Wharton SF and one site in Maple Lake WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions: 
Maple Lake WMA and Wharton SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing three active infestations in Maple Lake WMA and two active infestations in Wharton SF.


October 7 – October 13, 2013

Ground Verification: 
Parvin State Park (SP) and Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Parvin SP and one new small site in Wharton SF and found active SPB at both sites.


September 30 – October 6, 2013

Ground Verification: 
Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Tuckahoe WMA and observed active SPB at one site and that SPB had died out at the second site.  They also conducted a post-control inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Maple Lake WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Maple Lake WMA.


September 23 – September 29, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Wharton State Forest (SF) and Winslow WMA

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed two new sites in Wharton SF and one new site in Winslow WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB.


September 16 – September 22, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted post-control inspections at one site in Maple Lake WMA and at one site in Wharton SF and found no active SPB at either site.


September 9 – September 15, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at one site in Wharton SF and found active SPB.  They also conducted pre-control inspections at three sites in Peaslee WMA and found active SPB at two of the sites.  State Forestry Services foresters conducted a post-control inspection at one site in Belleplain SF and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions: 
Belleplain SF and Maple Lake WMA

Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Belleplain SF.
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Maple Lake WMA.


September 2 – September 8, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Belleplain SF and found active SPB.  They conducted pre-control inspections at three sites in Peaslee WMA and observed one site with active SPB and two sites where SPB had died out.  State Forestry Services also conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Tuckahoe WMA and found that SPB had died out.

Treatment Actions: Maple Lake WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Maple Lake WMA.


August 26 – September 1, 2013

Ground Verification:  Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB at both sites.


August 19 – August 25, 2013

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.


August 12 – August 18, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF) and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Belleplain SF and observed one site with active SPB and another site where SPB had died out.  They conducted a post-control inspection at one site in Wharton SF and found no active SPB.


August 5 – August 11, 2013

Treatment Actions:  Belleplain State Forest (SF)

Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on two sites in Belleplain SF.


July 29 – August 4, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Belleplain State Forest (SF), Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Belleplain SF and found that SPB had died out.  They conducted post-control inspections at six sites in Bass River SF, one site in Belleplain SF, and one site in Wharton SF, and found no active SPB at any of the sites.  State Forestry Services foresters inspected one new site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Maple Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters flagged one new site in Maple Lake WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Belleplain SF and Wharton SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Wharton SF.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Belleplain SF.


July 22 – July 28, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Belleplain SF, Pancoast Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Preserve, and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at three sites in Belleplain SF and found active SPB at two of the sites; they conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Wharton SF and found active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted post-control inspections at three sites in Bass River SF, two sites in Pancoast NLT, and one site in Wharton SF and found no active SPB at any of the sites.

Treatment Actions: 
Bass River SF, Pancoast NLT, and Wharton SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing three small active infestations in Bass River SF, one active infestation in Pancoast NLT and one small active infestation in Wharton SF.


July 15 – July 21, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF) and Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post-control inspections at one site in Belleplain SF and four sites in Millville WMA and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions: 
Belleplain SF and Millville WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Belleplain SF.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on four sites in Millville WMA.


July 8 – July 14, 2013

Ground Verification: 
Bass River State Forest (SF), Maple Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new small site in Bass River SF and found active SPB.  They conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found active SPB; they conducted a post-control inspection at one site in Maple Lake WMA and found no active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters also surveyed two new small sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:
  Bass River SF and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters flagged one new small site in Bass River SF and two new small sites in Wharton SF.


July 1 – July 7, 2013

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a post-control inspection at one site in Millville WMA and found no active SPB.


June 24 – June 30, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Belleplain SF, and Pancoast Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Preserve

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new small site in Bass River SF and found active SPB.  They conducted a pre-control inspection at one site in Belleplain SF and found active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted post-control inspections at one site in Belleplain SF and one site in Pancoast NLT and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Belleplain SF

A contract vendor, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Belleplain SF.


June 17 – June 23, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new small site in Bass River SF and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Bass River SF

State Forestry Services foresters flagged one new small site in Bass River SF.


June 10 – June 16, 2013

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.


June 3 – June 9, 2013

Treatment Actions:  Hamilton Natural Lands Trust (NLT)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Hamilton NLT.


May 27 – June 2, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF) and Port Republic Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post-control inspections at two sites in Belleplain SF and one site in Port Republic WMA and found no active SPB at any of the sites.


May 20 – May 26, 2013

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Pancoast Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Preserve

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Pancoast NLT and found active SPB.  They conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Millville WMA and found one site with active SPB while another site experienced a SPB die out.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Millville and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Pancoast Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Preserve

State Forestry Services foresters flagged one new site in Pancoast NLT.


May 13 – May 19, 2013

Treatment Actions:  Port Republic Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Port Republic WMA.


May 6 – May 12, 2013

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post-control inspections at five small sites in Wharton SF and found no active SPB.

Treatment Actions:  Wharton SF and Pancoast Natural Lands Trust (NLT)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing five small active infestations in Wharton SF and one active infestation in Pancoast NLT.


April 29 – May 5, 2013

Ground Verification:  Glassboro Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Mankiller Natural Lands Trust (NLT), Peaslee WMA, Wharton State Forest (SF), and White Oak Branch WMA.

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed five new small sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB at all sites.  They conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Glassboro WMA and found that both infestations have died out.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted post-control inspections at one site in Mankiller NLT, two sites in Peaslee WMA, and two sites in White Oak Branch WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters flagged five small sites in Wharton SF.


April 22 – April 28, 2013

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF), Glassboro Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Mankiller Natural Lands Trust (NLT), Peaslee WMA, Wharton State Forest, and White Oak Branch WMA.

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed eleven new small sites in Bass River SF and found active SPB at all sites.  They conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Glassboro WMA and found that both infestations have died out.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted post-control inspections at one site in Peaslee WMA and two sites in Tuckahoe WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Bass River SF

State Forestry Services foresters flagged eleven small sites in Bass River SF.

Treatment Actions: Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Tuckahoe WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Pealsee WMA and one active infestation in Tuckahoe WMA.


April 15 – April 21, 2013

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.

Treatment Actions: Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Pealsee WMA.


April 8– April 14, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Tuckahoe WMA.

State Forestry Services foresters conducted precontrol inspections of six existing sites in Millville WMA, three sites in Belleplain SF, and one site in Tuckahoe WMA and observed ongoing active SPB at all sites.  They also conducted post-control inspections at two sites in Millville and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA and Tuckahoe WMA.

State Forestry Services foresters reflagged two sites in Millville WMA and one site in Tuckahoe WMA which have expanded in size.

Treatment Actions: Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing one active infestation in Tuckahoe WMA.


April 1 – April 7, 2013

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted precontrol inspections of two existing sites in Wharton SF and found that SPB died out at one site but was active at the second site.

March 25 – March 31, 2013

Ground Verification:  Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Port Republic WMA, and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters conducted precontrol inspections of six existing sites in Peaslee WMA and observed ongoing active SPB at three sites while three other sites have died out.   They also conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Peaslee WMA and found no active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Peaslee WMA, one new site in Port Republic WMA, and three new sites in Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB at all five sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Port Republic WMA, and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Peaslee WMA, one new site in Port Republic WMA, and three new sites in Tuckahoe WMA.


March 18 – March 24, 2013

Ground Verification:  Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed three new sites in Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB at all three sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters marked three new sites in Tuckahoe WMA.


March 11 – March 17, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Foresrt (SF), Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Hamilton Natural Lands Trust preserve (NLT), and Pancoast NLT

State Forestry Services foresters conducted precontrol inspections of six existing sites in Belleplain SF and three existing sites in Millville WMA.   They also conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Millville WMA and found no active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Hamilton NLT and two new sites in Pancoast NLT and found active SPB at all three sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Hamilton NLT and Pancoast NLT

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Hamilton NLT and two new sites in Pancoast NLT.


March 4 – March 10, 2013

Treatment Actions:  Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Winslow WMA.


February 25 – March 3, 2013

Treatment Actions:  Belleplain State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing active infestations on two sites in Belleplain SF.


February 18 – February 24, 2013

Ground Verification:  Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Peaslee WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Peaslee WMA.


February 11, 2012 – February 17, 2013

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed two new sites in Millville WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked two new sites in Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Wharton SF. 


February 4 – February 10, 2013

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF) and Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters resurveyed one site in Wharton SF.  They also conducted post-control inspections of one site in Wharton SF and one site in Millville WMA.

Marking for Treatment:  Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters reflagged one new site in Wharton SF.

Treatment Actions:  Millville WMA and Peaslee WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Peaslee WMA.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Millville WMA.


January 28 – February 3, 2013

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Wharton SF.


January 21, 2012 – January 27, 2013

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Wharton State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Wharton SF.


January 14 – January 20, 2013

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Peaslee WMA

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Millville WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted post-control inspections of two sites in Peaslee WMA and did not find any active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Millville WMA.


January 7 – January 13, 2013

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters worked in Millville WMA where they surveyed one new site and found active SPB, and conducted a pre-control inspection of one site and found that the SPB had died out.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Peaslee WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Peaslee WMA.


December 31, 2012 – January 6, 2013

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Tuckahoe WMA, and Winslow WMA

State Forestry Services foresters worked in Belleplain SF where they surveyed one new site and found active SPB, conducted a pre-control inspection of one site and found that SPB had died out, and conducted a post-control inspection of two sites and found no active SPB.   They also worked in Peaslee WMA where they surveyed one new site and found active SPB and conducted a post-control inspection of one site and found no active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters surveyed two new sites in Winslow WMA and found active SPB at both sites.  They also worked in Tuckahoe WMA where they surveyed two new sites and found active SPB at both sites, conducted pre-control inspections of two sites and found that SPB had died out at both sites, and conducted a post-control inspection of one site and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Belleplain SF, one new site in Peaslee WMA, two new sites in Winslow WMA, and two new sites in Tuckahoe WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Peaslee WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Peaslee WMA.


December 24 – December 30, 2012

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Union Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters worked in Belleplain State Forest (SF) where they surveyed three sites and found active SPB at all sites, and conducted pre-control inspections of two sites and found that the SPB had died out at both sites.    They conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Tuckahoe WMA and found no active SPB.  They also conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Union Lake WMA and found that the SPB had died out.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked three new sites in Belleplain SF.


December 17 – December 23, 2012

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Union Lake WMA, and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed three new sites in Belleplain State Forest (SF) and found active SPB at all sites, and conducted pre-control inspections of two sites in Belleplain SF and found that the SPB had died out.  They conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Tuckahoe WMA and found no active SPB.  State Forestry Services foresters also conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Union Lake WMA and found no active SPB, and surveyed three new sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB at all sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked three new sites in Belleplain SF and three new sites in Wharton SF.

Treatment Actions:  Peaslee WMA, Tuckahoe WMA, and Union Lake WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Peaslee WMA, one site in Tuckahoe WMA, and one site in Union Lake WMA.


December 10 – December 16, 2012

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF), Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Union Lake WMA, and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Belleplain SF and found active SPB.  They surveyed three new sites in Millville and found SPB at all sites.  State Forestry Services foresters conducted a post-control inspection of one site in Union Lake WMA and found no active SPB.  They also surveyed one new site in Wharton SF and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: 
Belleplain SF and Wharton SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site and re-marked one existing site in Belleplain SFThey also marked three new sites in Millville WMA and one new site in Wharton SF.


December 3 – December 9, 2012

Ground Verification:  No ground verification conducted this week.


November 26 – December 2, 2012

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Belleplain SF and found active SPB.  They also conducted a pre-control inspection of one site and a post-control inspection of another site, both in Belleplain SF, and found that SPB has died out in both locations.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF


State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site in Belleplain SF.

Treatment Actions:  Union Lake WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Union Lake WMA.


November 19 – November 25, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Millville WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted post-control inspections of eighteen sites in Millville WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one site in Millville WMA

Treatment Actions:  Millville WMA

Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on eighteen sites in Millville WMA.


November 12 – November 18, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters surveyed one new site in Millville WMA and found active SPB.  They also conducted pre-control inspections at two sites in Millville WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one site in Millville WMA.


November 5 – November 11, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Union Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post-control inspections at one site in Millville WMA and two sites in Union Lake WMA and found no active SPB.


October 29 – November 4, 2012

Ground Verification:  Work temporarily halted due to Hurricane Sandy.


October 22 – October 28, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters checked two new sites and conducted a post-control inspection at four sites at Millville WMA.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked two new sites at Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Millville WMA.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on three sites in Millville WMA.


October 15 – October 21, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters checked three new sites and conducted a post-control inspection in one site at Millville WMA.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked three new sites at Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  In progress.


October 8  – October 14, 2012

Ground Verification:  Union Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted pre-control inspections at Union Lake WMA and found two sites with SPB heads that have shifted and three sites that have died out.

Marking for Treatment:  Union Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters re-marked two new sites at Union Lake WMA.

Treatment Actions:  In progress.


October 1 – October 7, 2012

Ground Verification:  No new marking conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Union Lake WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation at one site in Union Lake WMA.


September 24 – September 30, 2012

Ground Verification:  Union Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters checked one new site and inspected one post-control site at Union Lake WMA and found active SPB at both sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Union Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site at Union Lake WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Bass River State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing active infestations on seventeen small-sized sites in Bass River SF.


September 17 – September 23, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)

State Forestry Services foresters conducted post-control inspections of five sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB at three of the sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites at Millville WMA.


September 10 – September 16, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Peaslee WMA

State Forestry Services foresters checked four sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB in all four sites.  They also checked seven sites at Peaslee WMA and found active SPB at four of the sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA and Peaslee WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked four new sites at Millville WMA and three new sites at Peaslee WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Millville WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Millville WMA.


September 3 – September 9, 2012

Ground Verification:  Bass River State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters inspected recently cut trees and checked new sites at Bass River SF and found seventeen new small-sized sites with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Bass River SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked seventeen small-sized sites in Bass River SF. 


August 27 – September 2, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Belleplain State Forest (SF), Peaslee WMA, and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters revisited Millville WMA where they checked one new site and found active SPB and re-inspected three sites and observed that SPB had expanded beyond previous markings. 

At Belleplain SF, they conducted post-control inspections of two sites and found no active SPB, then checked two new sites and found active SPB.  They also checked one new site at Peaslee WMA and one new site at Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB at both sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site and re-marked three expanded sites at Millville WMA.  They also did preliminary markings at two Belleplain SF sites, one Peaslee WMA site and one Tuckahoe WMA site.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Millville WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Millville WMA.

 


August 20 – August 26, 2012

Ground Verification:  Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Millville WMA, and Union Lake WMA

State Forestry Services foresters checked one site at Buckshutem WMA and found no SPB.  At Union Lake WMA, they conducted a post-control inspection of one site and found no active SPB, then checked seven new sites, finding two with active SPB.  They also checked six new sites at Millville WMA and found five with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Union Lake WMA and Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked two new sites at Union Lake WMA and five new sites at Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Millville WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Millville WMA.


August 13 – August 19, 2012

Ground Verification:  Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Winslow WMA

State Forestry Services foresters conducted a post-control inspection of five sites at Great Egg Harbor River WMA and found no active SPB.  They also checked two new sites in Winslow WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  No marking was conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Bass River SF

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing active infestations on thirteen small-sized sites in Bass River SF.


August 6 – August 12, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton State Forest (SF)

State Forestry Services foresters checked six new sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB at each site.  They also conducted post-control inspections of three suppressed sites and found that one of the sites had expanded.  They also began post-control inspections and monitoring of recent Wharton/Atsion SPB site suppression.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA

State Forestry Services foresters marked six new sites and one post-control expansion area in Millville WMA.


July 30 – August 5, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Bass River State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked one new site and one previously-suppressed site at Millville WMA and found active SPB at both sites.  They also conducted a post-control inspection of the nineteen sites at Bass River SF and found thirteen new small-sized sites with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA and Bass River SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site and one expanded area of a previously-suppressed site at Millville WMA.  They also marked thirteen new small-sized sites at Bass River SF.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave and cut-and-remove at Millville WMA

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing three active infestations in Millville WMA, using the cut-and-leave method on one site and the cut-and-remove method (involving cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer) on two sites.


July 22 – July 29, 2012

Ground Verification:  Belleplain State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked one new site at Belleplain SF and found active SPB.  They also conducted a pre-control inspection of one previously marked site at Belleplain SF and found no expansion of SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF

State Forestry Services foresters marked one site at Belleplain SF.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at (WMA) and cut-and-remove at Belleplain SF
Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, began cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Belleplain SF.


July 16 – July 22, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked four new sites at Millville WMA and found SPB at one of the sites.  They also inspected one post-suppression site at Millville WMA and found two areas where SPB had expanded along the perimeter of the site.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site and two expansion areas at a previously-suppressed site at Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Bass River State Forest (SF) and Peaslee WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing active infestations on nineteen sites in Bass River SF and one site in Peaslee WMA.


July 9 – July 15, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked one new site at Millville WMA and found SPB.  They also conducted pre-control inspections of two previously marked sites.
Detection flights are continuing for the mid-season which will identify new infestations, additional head development and level of activity of existing spots.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked one site at Millville WMA.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at White Oak Branch Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and cut-and-remove at Wharton State Forest (SF)

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in White Oak Branch WMA.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on three sites in Wharton SF.


July 2 – July 8, 2012

Ground Verification:  Wharton State Forest (SF) and Bass River SF
State Forestry Services foresters checked one new site at Wharton SF and found SPB.  They also inspected a recently burned area in Bass River SF and found 19 small, isolated sites with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Wharton State Forest (SF) and Bass River SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked one new site at Wharton SF and nineteen new sites at Bass River SF for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: No new sites added to ongoing efforts.


June 25 – July 1, 2012

Ground Verification:   No ground verification conducted this week.

Marking for Treatment:  No marking conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-remove at Bass River State Forest (SF), Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton SF.

New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors who began cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on three sites in Wharton SF and on one site at White Oak Branch WMA.  Contract vendors, hired by New Jersey Forestry Services, finished cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Bass River SF and on one site in Tuckahoe WMA. 


June 18 – June 24, 2012

Ground Verification:   Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked five new sites and revisited four previously-flagged sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB at all sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked nine sites at Millville WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-remove at Bass River State Forest (SF) and Tuckahoe WMA
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors who began cutting trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on one site in Bass River SF and on one site in Tuckahoe WMA.


June 11 – June 17, 2012

Ground Verification:   Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Union Lake WMA, and Peaslee WMA
State Forestry Services foresters inspected four new sites and one post-control site at Millville WMA and found active SPB at all sites.  They inspected one site at Union Lake WMA and found active SPB.  They also inspected one site at Peaslee WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Millville WMA and Union Lake WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked four sites and reflagged a fifth site in Millville WMA for SPB suppression.  They also marked one site at Union Lake WMA for SPB suppression. 

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA and cut-and-remove at Buckshutem WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews finished suppressing an active infestation on one site in Winslow WMA.  New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors who cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on two sites in Buckshutem WMA.


June 4 – June 10, 2012

Ground Verification:   Belleplain State Forest (SF), Gibson Creek (WMA), Parvin State Park (SP), Peaslee WMA, and Tuckahoe WMA

State Forestry Services foresters inspected eight new sites and one post-suppression site at Belleplain SF and found active SPB on three of the new sites.  They inspected one site in Gibson Creek WMA, three sites in Parvin, and one site in Peaslee WMA, and found no active SPB.  They also reinspected one post-suppression site in Tuckahoe WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF and Tuckahoe WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites in Belleplain SF and one post-suppression site in Tuckahoe WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed an active infestation on one site and began on a second site in Winslow WMA.  Felled trees were left on site.


May 28 – June 3, 2012

Ground Verification:   Bass River State Forest (SF) and Wharton SF
State Forestry Services foresters inspected two sites in Bass River SF and five sites in Wharton SF.

Marking for Treatment:  Bass River SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked one site in Bass River SF for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA, Mankiller Natural Lands Trust (NLT), Peaslee WMA, and Millville WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on two sites in Winslow WMA, one site in Mankiller NLT, and one site in Peaslee WMA.  Felled trees were left on site on all properties.  New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors who cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on four sites in Millville WMA.


May 21 – May 27, 2012

Ground Verification:   Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Wharton State Forest (SF), and Tuckahoe WMA
State Forestry Services foresters reinspected two previously-flagged sites in Buckshutem WMA; both were active with one having expanded beyond initial flagging.  They inspected three new sites and one post-suppression site in Wharton SF and found two of the new sites with active SPB.   They also reinspected three post-suppression sites at Tuckahoe WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Buckshutem WMA and Wharton SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked two sites at Wharton SF and reflagged one site at Buckshutem WMA for SPB suppression.

State Forestry Services foresters reflagged one pre-suppression site at Buckshutem WMA where the SPB had expanded beyond initial delineation.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Three Rivers Natural Lands Trust (NLT) and Belleplain SF
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed an active infestation on one site in Three Rivers NLT and finished suppressing one site in Belleplain SF.  Felled trees were left on site on the property.


May 14 – May 20, 2012

Ground Verification:   White Oak Branch Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Winslow WMA, and Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters checked three sites at White Oak Branch WMA, one of which was found to have active SPB.  They reinspected ten post-suppression sites in Winslow and found two of the sites to have active SPB.  They also reinspected one post-suppression site in Millville WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  White Oak Branch WMA, Winslow WMA, and Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked one site at White Oak Branch WMA, two post-suppression sites at Winslow WMA, and one post-suppression site at Millville WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Wharton SF and Belleplain SF
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on one site in Wharton SF and one site in Belleplain SF, and started suppressing a second site in Belleplain SF.   Felled trees were left on site on all properties.


May 7 – May 13, 2012

Ground Verification:   Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters reinspected three post-suppression sites at Great Egg Harbor River WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  No marking conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Tuckahoe WMA, Millville WMA, Great Egg Harbor River WMA, Wharton State Forest (SF), and Belleplain SF.

New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on three sites in Tuckahoe WMA, three sites in Millville WMA, two sites in Great Egg Harbor River WMA, three sites in Wharton SF, and four sites in Belleplain SF.  Felled trees were left on site on all properties.


April 30 – May 6, 2012

Ground Verification:   Wharton State Forest (SF) and Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters reinspected five post-suppression sites in Wharton SF and found active SPB at one of the sites.  They also reinspected and found active SPB at two post-suppression sites in Millville MWA.

Marking for Treatment:  Wharton SF and Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters reflagged one post-suppression site at Wharton SF and two post-suppression sites at Millville WMA for SPB suppression. 

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Tuckahoe WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on two sites in Tuckahoe WMA.  Felled trees were left on site on both properties.


April 23 – April 29, 2012

Ground Verification:   No ground verification conducted this week.

Marking for Treatment:  No marking conducted this week.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave at Wharton SF and Tuckahoe WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed an active infestation on one site in Wharton SF and one site in Tuckahoe WMA.  Felled trees were left on site on both properties.


April 16 – April 22, 2012

Ground Verification:   Limited Practical Use Sites, John’s Woods, and Three Rivers Natural Lands Trust (NLT)
State Forestry Services foresters inspected six sites in Limited Practical Use sites and one site in John’s Woods and found no active SPB.  They also inspected four sites in Three Rivers NLT and found two of the sites having active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Three Rivers Natural Lands Trust (NLT) Preserve
State Forestry Services foresters marked two sites at Three Rivers NLT for SPB suppression.


April 9 – April 15, 2012

Ground Verification:   Mankiller Natural Lands Trust Preserve (NLT), Limited Practical Use Sites, Makepeace Lake, and Pomona Woods

State Forestry Services foresters inspected three sites at Mankiller NLT and found one site with active SPB.  They also inspected three Limited Practical Use Sites, two sites at Makepeace Lake, and one site at Pomona Woods resulting in no SPB being found.

Marking for Treatment:  Mankiller NLT
State Forestry Services foresters marked one site at Mankiller NLT for SPB suppression.


April 2 – April 8, 2012

Ground Verification:   Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters inspected eight sites at Peaslee WMA and found two sites with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked two sites at Peaslee WMA for SPB suppression.


March 26 – April 1, 2012

Ground Verification:   Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked eleven sites at Peaslee WMA and found two sites with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked two sites at Peaslee WMA for SPB suppression.


March 19 – March 25, 2012

Ground Verification:   Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked one site at Wharton SF and found it to have active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked nine sites at Peaslee WMA and one site at Wharton SF for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave and cut-and-remove at Wharton State Forest (SF)
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut and remove trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on two sites in Wharton SF.   New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on one site in Wharton SF.  Felled trees were left on site on all properties.  Suppression activity is complete on all three sites.


March 12 – March 18, 2012

Ground Verification:   Peaslee Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked forty-seven sites at Peaslee WMA and found eleven active SPB sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Peaslee WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked eleven sites at Peaslee WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave and cut-and-remove at Millville State Forest (SF) and Wharton SF
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews completed suppressing active infestation on two sites in Millville WMA and two sites in Wharton SF.  Felled trees were left on site on all properties.
 


March 5 – March 11, 2012

Ground Verification:   Belleplain State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked thirty-three sites at Belleplain SF and found twelve active SPB sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked twelve sites at Belleplain SF for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave and cut-and-remove at Millville State Forest (SF)
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews completely suppressed active infestation on one site and started suppression work on a second site in Millville WMA.  Felled trees were left on site on both properties. 


February 27 – March 4, 2012

Ground Verification:   Belleplain State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked twenty sites at Belleplain SF and found fourteen active SPB sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Belleplain SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked fourteen sites at Belleplain SF for SPB suppression.


February 20 – February 26, 2012

Ground Verification:   Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Clarks Landing Natural Lands Trust (NLT)
State Forestry Services foresters ground truthed thirty-eight sites at Tuckahoe WMA and found fifteen active SPB sites and twenty-four sites at Clarks Landing NLT where they found seven active SPB sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe WMA and Clarks Landing NLT
State Forestry Services foresters marked fifteen sites at Tuckahoe WMA and seven sites at Clarks Landing NLT for SPB suppression.


February 13 – February 19, 2012

Ground Verification:   Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Wharton State Forest (SF), Clarks Landing Natural Lands Trust Preserve (NLT), and Long-A-Coming NLT
State Forestry Services foresters ground truthed fifteen sites at Tuckahoe WMA, five sites at Wharton SF, and three sites at Clarks Landing NLT.  Active SPB was found in four sites at Tuckahoe WMA, in four sites at Wharton SF, and in three sites at Clarks Landing NLT.  No active SPB was found at Long-A-Coming NLT.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe WMA, Wharton SF, and Clarks Landing NLT
State Forestry Services foresters marked four sites at Tuckahoe WMA, four sites in Wharton SF, and one site at Clarks Landing NLT for SPB suppression.


February 6 – February 12, 2012

Ground Verification:   Tuckahoe WMA, and Wharton State Forest (SF)
State Forestry Services foresters checked nine sites at Tuckahoe WMA and found one active SPB site.  The foresters also checked three sites at Wharton (SF) and found one active SPB site.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe WMA and Wharton SF
State Forestry Services foresters marked one site at Tuckahoe WMA and one site at Wharton SF for SPB suppression.


January 30 – February 5, 2012

Ground Verification:   Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Lizard Tail Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters continued ground truthing at Tuckahoe WMA and ground truthed Lizard Tail Swamp WMA.  The foresters checked nine sites at Tuckahoe WMA and found three sites with active SPB.  The foresters checked one site at Lizard Tail Swamp WMA and found no active SPB.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites at Tuckahoe WMA for SPB suppression.


January 23 – January 29, 2012

Ground Verification:   Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters ground truthed five sites at Tuckahoe (WMA) and found active SPB at all five sites.

Marking for Treatment:  Tuckahoe WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked five sites at Tuckahoe WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions:  Cut-and-leave and cut-and-remove at Millville WMA
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on sites in Millville WMA.   New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestation on additional sites in Millville WMA.  Felled trees were left on site on all properties.


January 9 – January 15, 2012

Ground Verification:  Union Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked three additional sites at Union Lake WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Union Lake WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites at Union Lake WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Great Egg Harbor River WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on two sites at Great Egg Harbor River WMA. Felled trees were left on site.  Suppression activity is complete on one site.


January 2 – January 8, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Union Lake WMA
State Forestry Services foresters checked three sites at Millville WMA and one site at Union Lake WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Millville WMA and Union Lake WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites in Millville WMA and one site at Union Lake WMA for SPB suppression.

December 26 – January 1, 2012

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked six sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked six sites in Millville WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave atWharton State Forest
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on the Greenbank site at Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site.


December 19 – December 25, 2011

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked three sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Millville WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites in Millville WMA for SPB suppression.


December 12 – December 18, 2011

Ground Verification:  Millville Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked two sites at Millville WMA and found active SPB.

Marking for Treatment: Millville WMA and Great Egg Harbor River WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked two sites in Millville WMA for SPB suppression. While monitoring the recently treated Great Egg Harbor River WMA sites, foresters found a breakout site and a new site. Both sites were flagged for treatment.


November 28 – December 4, 2011

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Hamilton Preserve NLT, Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Hamilton Preserve NLT along Harbor Ave, and at Great Egg Harbor River WMA. Felled trees were left on site. Suppression activities are complete on both sites.


November 21 – November 27, 2011

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave atHamilton Preserve Natural Lands Trust (NLT)
New Jersey Forestry Services hired a contract vendor to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Hamilton Preserve NLT along Harbor Ave. Felled trees were left on site.


October 31 – November 6, 2011

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave atWharton State Forest
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on the Chimney site at Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site. Suppression activity at this site is complete.


October 24 - 30, 2011

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton State Forest
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Great Egg Harbor River WMA. New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestations on the Chimney site at Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site on all properties.


October 17 - 23, 2011

Ground Verification:  Hamilton Preserve Natural Lands Trust (NLT)
State Forestry Services foresters checked three additional sites at Hamilton Preserve NLT. SPB was found and NJFS submitted a proposal for suppression on 10/18 for review.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Hamilton Preserve NLT, Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA), and Wharton State Forest
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer on four sites in Hamilton Preserve NLT, and one site at Great Egg Harbor River WMA. New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews suppressed active infestations on the Chimney site at Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site on all properties.


October 10 – 16, 2011

Ground Verification: Hamilton Preserve Natural Lands Trust (NLT)
State Forestry Services foresters checked a site at Hamilton Preserve NLT and determined that SPB suppression was not necessary because the immediate vicinity has few susceptible pines.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Hamilton Preserve NLT and Great Egg Harbor River Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
New Jersey Forestry Services hired contract vendors to cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Hamilton Preserve NLT and Great Egg Harbor River WMA. Felled trees were left on site.


September 5 – September 11,  2011

Ground Verification
State Forestry Services foresters checked sites in Pancoast NLT and found no active SPB. State Forestry Services foresters also checked sites in Great Egg Harbor River WMA and found trees with active SPB.

Marking for Treatment
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites at Great Egg Harbor River WMA on 9/7.

Municipalities Contacted

State Forestry Services contacted these municipalities regarding active SPB infestations on their private or municipal lands

  • Absecon City
  • Buena Vista Township
  • Deerfield Township
  • Dennis Township
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Estell Manor City
  • Fairfield Township-Cumberland
  • Galloway Township
  • Hamilton Township-Atlantic
  • Lawrence Township-Cumberland
  • Maurice River Township
  • Middle Township
  • Millville City
  • Upper Township
  • Vineland City
  • Weymouth Township

August 29 – September 4 , 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 9/1


August 22 - August 28, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 8/25

Ground Verification
State Forestry Services foresters with Dartmouth and Rutgers University students checked sites in Nacote Creek NLT and Clark’s Landing NLT. Dartmouth University students also checked sites at White Oak Branch WMA and Hamilton Preserve NLT.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site. Felled trees were left on site.

Outreach Events
State Forestry Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension hosted an information session on SPB for the public on 8/23 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County office. On 8/25 Rutgers and State Forestry Service led a field tour of a SPB infested site in Ocean County.

Municipalities Contacted

State Forestry Services contacted these municipalities regarding active SPB infestations on their private or municipal lands

  • Buena Borough
  • Buena Vista Township
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Galloway Township
  • Hamilton Township-Atlantic
  • Mullica Township
  • Port Republic City
  • Franklin Township-Gloucester
  • Maurice River Township
  • Pittsgrove Township
  • Vineland City
  • Weymouth Township

August 15 - August 21, 2011

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Wharton State Forest 8/16
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site.

Outreach Events:
State Forestry Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension hosted an information session on SPB for the public on 8/16 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County office. On 8/18 Rutgers and State Forestry Service led a field tour of a SPB infested property in Cape May County.

Ground Verification: Wharton State Forest
State Forestry Services foresters checked a site in Wharton State Forest Greenbank site.

Marked for Treatment: Wharton State Forest
State Forestry Services foresters marked a site in Wharton State Forest Greenbank site for SPB suppression.


August 8 – August 14, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 8/11

Ground Verification: Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked sites in Winslow WMA.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA and Wharton State Forest
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site and Wharton State Forest. Felled trees were left on site.

Outreach Events: Burlington County 8/9 and 8/11
State Forestry Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension hosted an information session on SPB for the public on 8/9 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington County office. 18 people attended the session. On 8/11 Rutgers and State Forestry Service led a field tour of a SPB infested property in Burlington County.

Municipalities Contacted

State Forestry Services contacted these municipalities regarding active SPB infestations on their private or municipal lands

  • Buena Vista Township
  • Egg Harbor City
  • Estell Manor City
  • Folsom Borough
  • Franklin Township-Gloucester
  • Galloway Township
  • Hamilton Township-Atlantic
  • Hammonton Town
  • Monroe Township-Gloucester
  • Mullica Township
  • Pittsgrove Township
  • Upper Pittsgrove Township

August 1 – August 7, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 8/4

Ground Verification: Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Wharton State Forest
State Forestry Services foresters checked sites in Winslow WMA and two sites in Wharton State Forest.

Marked for Treatment: Winslow WMA and Wharton State Forest
State Forestry Services foresters marked sites in Winslow WMA one site in Wharton State Forest for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA
Throughout the week New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site. Felled trees were left on site.


July 25 - July 31, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 7/28

Ground Verification: Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked sites in Winslow WMA.

Marked for Treatment: Winslow WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked sites in Winslow WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA
Throughout the week New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site. Felled trees were left on site.

Outreach: Gloucester County 7/26 & 7/28
State Forestry Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension hosted an information session on SPB for the public on 7/26 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County office in Mays Landing. 30 people attended the session. Also on 7/26, the State Forester and staff attended the Pinelands Commission Municipal Mayors meeting to discuss SPB on municipal and private lands. On 7/28 Rutgers and State Forestry Service led a field tour of a SPB infested property in Gloucester County. 12 people attended the tour.


July 18 - July 24, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 7/21

Ground Verification: Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA)
State Forestry Services foresters checked three sites in Winslow WMA.

Marked for Treatment: Winslow WMA
State Forestry Services foresters marked three sites in Winslow WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA
Throughout the week New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site #3 on 7/13 and 7/15. On 7/14, crews cut trees on site #2 at Glassboro WMA. Felled trees were left on site.

Outreach: Atlantic County 7/19 & 7/21
State Forestry Services and Rutgers Cooperative Extension hosted an information session on SPB for the public on 7/19 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Atlantic County office in Mays Landing. 15 people attended the session. On 7/21 Rutgers and State Forestry Service led a field tour at Estelle Manor County Park. Eight people attended the tour.


July 11 - July 17, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 7/14

Ground Verification: Winslow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) State Forestry Services foresters and Dartmouth University students checked ten sites in Winslow WMA.

Marked for Treatment: Winslow WMA State Forestry Services foresters, assisted by a Dartmouth University student, marked ten sites in Winslow WMA for SPB suppression.

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Winslow WMA 7/13-7/15 New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at Winslow WMA site #3 on 7/13 and 7/15. On 7/14, crews cut trees on site #2 at Glassboro WMA. Felled trees were left on site.

Municipalities Contacted: State Forestry Services sent letters to 256 municipalities within Burlington, Monmouth, Camden, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, Cape May, and Atlantic Counties requesting an SPB liaison to coordinate SPB suppression in their towns. 17 municipalities already responded.


July 4 - July 10, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 7/6

Ground Verification: Glassboro Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 7/10
Dartmouth University students checked a site in Glassboro WMA east of Site #2 and confirmed an inactive SPB population.

Marked for Treatment: Glassboro WMA 7/5 & 7/10
A State Forestry Services forester, assisted by Dartmouth University staff and students, marked site # 1 on 7/5 and site #2 on 7/10 at Glassboro WMA for SPB suppression. 

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Glassboro WMA 7/7
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at site #3 at Glassboro WMA on 7/7. Felled trees were left on site.


June 26 - July 3, 2011

Aerial Flight Survey: 6/29

Marked for Treatment: Glassboro Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 6/29 & 6/30
State Forestry Services foresters, a volunteer, and a USDA FS entomologist worked together to complete marking site # 3 at Glassboro WMA on 6/29 and site #4 on 6/30 for SPB suppression. 

Treatment Actions: Cut-and-leave at Glassboro WMA 6/30 & 7/1
New Jersey Forest Fire Service sawyer crews cut trees with active SPB populations and a control buffer at site #4 at Glassboro WMA on 6/30 and 7/1. Felled trees were left on site.

 

 
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