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What is an EAB Plan and Why Does A Community Need One?. 2010 Minnesota Community Preparedness Workshops. "I will prepare and someday my chance will come." -- Abraham Lincoln. Photo by: Russell Carr. MnSTAC Community EAB Checklist. What is an EAB Community Preparedness and Response Plan?.

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What is an EAB Plan and Why Does A Community Need One?

2010 Minnesota Community Preparedness Workshops


"I will prepare and someday my chance will come."-- Abraham Lincoln

Photo by: Russell Carr


MnSTAC Community EAB Checklist


What is an EAB Community Preparedness and Response Plan?

  • Explains a community’s objective and approaches it will use to meet current or anticipated impact of EAB

  • A plan that administrators, staff and residents can follow


Why Does A Community Need a Plan?

  • To determine the actions that must be performed to protect the urban forest

  • Acting now = Spreading the costs over a larger period of time

  • Opportunity to think about and coordinate sharing costs

  • Provides a community with a reasonable and responsible method to respond


Key Elements for Your EAB Preparedness and Response Plan

  • Title

  • Purpose

  • Applicability

  • Administration

  • Ash Management Plan

  • Monitoring and Reporting


Key Elements for Your EAB Preparedness and Response Plan

  • Update Ordinances or Policies

  • Identification of Resources and Needs

  • Potential Competing Priorities

  • Authority

  • Communication

  • Education and Outreach


  • Ash Management Plan


  • Ash Management Plan

  • Determine how a community will manage the loss of a significant number of trees

  • Plan for tree diversity to increase resiliency to future pests


  • Monitoring and Reporting


Monitoring and Reporting Methods

  • Purple Traps

  • Tree Sampling


Monitoring and Reporting Methods

  • Visual Survey

  • Citizen Reports


  • Monitoring and Reporting: Reporting Protocol

Do I have EAB Checklist?

Contact

Arrest-the-Pest Hotline

3. Confirmation of new infestations


  • Resources


  • Resources

  • Determine and Describe Resources that will be needed in a community, including:

    • Financial

    • Personnel/Volunteers


  • Resources

  • Financial considerations may include cost of:

    • Developing the plan

    • Conducting or updating tree inventory & assessment

    • Ash tree removals

    • Tree replacements

    • Insecticide treatments

    • Wood disposal

    • Equipment


  • Financial Resources

Purdue EAB Cost Calculator

http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/treecomputer/


  • Personnel Resources

  • Personnel/Volunteer considerations may include

    • Number of staff and hours needed

    • New hires vs. contractors

    • Shared resources among communities

    • Identifying skilled volunteers

      • Ex. Tree Care Advisors, Master Gardeners, neighborhood organizations, etc.

    • Coordination with local emergency response staff


  • Authority


  • Authority

  • Local Ordinances and Policies

  • State Statutes and Quarantine

  • Federal Regulations and Quarantine


Quarantines and Wood Disposal

  • Prohibits Movement of:

    • Ash material

    • Hardwoodfirewood

  • Ash debris must be disposed of or treated within the quarantine

  • Material can be treated and moved


  • Education and Outreach


Education and Outreach

  • Determine the approach used to educate and inform:

    • Officials (councils, boards, etc.)

    • Staff

    • Public

    • Contractors


Education and Outreach

Approaches

  • Presentations

  • Handouts

  • Brochures

  • Flyers

  • Mailings

  • Videos

  • Others

Example of EAB Utility Billing Insert


  • Additional Considerations


Additional Plan Components to Consider

  • Purpose

    • Declare the purpose and intent

  • Applicability

  • Administration

    • Principle responsibility for implementing the plan.


Additional Plan Components to Consider

  • Potential postponed work

  • Contact list

    • Community contacts

    • Plan preparer contact

  • Communication

    • Message

    • Target Groups

    • EAB Team


Additional Plan Components to Consider

  • Definitions

    • Less commonly used terms

  • Information Section

    • Provide a brief background of EAB and the community’s stance


Summary - Key Elements

  • Key Elements of Plan

    • Ash Management Plan

    • Monitoring and Reporting

    • Ordinances and Policies

    • Resources

    • Outreach

    • Authority


Arrest the Pest Hotline

"Arrest the Pest" Hotline651-201-6684 - Metro Area or 1-888-545-6684 - Greater MinnesotaArrest.The.Pest@state.mn.us


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