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You’re Uninvited: Stopping the Spread of Invasive Species

Virtual Panel & Screening
November 18 at 7pm ET 
 What would happen if wine, maple syrup, and apples disappeared from our tables? This is what's at stake with invasive species.  

Join us for a screening and panel discussion on 'Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species' released by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Hear from experts from New York: DEC Forest Health Diagnostic Lab Coordinator Jess Cancelliere, Ag & Markets Division of Plant Industry Coordinator Chris Logue, and filmmaker Steve Powers. They will share which invasive species are having a large impact on ecosystems and the economy and what New York State is doing to help.

What can be done to curb these threats and how can we all help? Join the conversation and ask questions of our experts.

RSVP your virtual seat.

This event will stream LIVE on YouTube.



Does Zoom work better for you? RSVP on Zoom here.

This event is in partnership with the New York State Department of Conservation, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, WSKG and WXXI.

Film by Westfield Production Company and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands and Forests.


Host: Nancy Coddington, WSKG Director of Science

Guest Speakers:

Jessica Cancelliere is a Research Scientist with the DEC Forest Health Program in the Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. Jessica received her B.S. in Wildlife Science from SUNY ESF and her M.S. in Entomology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Jessica manages the Forest Health Diagnostic Lab in Delmar, where she focuses on invasive species research and providing diagnostic services to the public.

Steve Powers is an award winning director and co-founder of West Field Films, LLC. He has been making movies with his directing partner and brother Jim Powers since they were kids growing up in Averill Park, NY. West Field specializes in producing outdoor

documentary projects and branded content for companies like Kangol, Body Armor and L.L. Bean.





Chris Logue is the State Plant Regulatory Official with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.  Chris has been in this role since 2014. Prior to working for NYS Agriculture and Markets he worked for Cornell Cooperative Extension for over 20 years.  He has also worked in the greenhouse, nursery and landscape sectors in the northeast and Pacific Northwest.