Special Event Permit Detail
Application InformationID: 5643 Event: Fall webworm research
Application Date: 08/13/2019 Event Date: 08/27/2019 Thru: 08/27/2021
Event InformationPermit Type(s): Parks and Open Spaces
Type of Event: Research
Fall webworm (Hyphantria cunea) is a moth whose caterpillars feed in large clusters on wild and cultivated trees where they form large webs. This is not an endangered species and in some places it’s considered a pest that can defoliate an entire tree. Our lab has worked on the ecology and evolution of this moth for over 5 years and we have already done some research along the Front Range, but we would like to collect some caterpillars in others areas of Colorado. There is a record of occurrence of this moth in Larimer County in the South Bay campground of Horsetooth Reservoir and I would like to collect some caterpillars that I may find there. I plan to collect around 5 caterpillars from each web, which usually has 100 or more caterpillars, so I will not affect the population nor the plant. These caterpillars usually are found during the summer and early fall months along roads and rivers. My project is a 2-year study that will end on July 2021, so I will be collecting caterpillars this year, 2020 and 2021.
My visits will be periodic, perhaps during the weekdays and once per week or twice per month, and I will stop collecting by October or mid-November. I will have very little impact on visitors as I will be moving from tree to tree. I will have information brochures (attached) about my research and will be willing to speak with visitors about my activities and study.
Estimated Participants: 2 Estimated Spectators: 0
Food / Alcohol:
Food is NOT being Served.
Alcohol is NOT being Served
Tue. 08/27/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. 08/28/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. 08/29/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 08/30/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat. 08/31/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun. 09/01/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon. 09/02/2019: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Parks & Open Lands
Status: More Information NeededComments:
Status: More Information NeededComments: Please provide a certificate of insurance with general liability limit no less than $1,000,000 per occurrence / $2,000,000 general aggregate. The certificate of insurance must name Larimer County as certificate holder (Larimer County Risk Management 200 W Oak St Suite 4000 Fort Collins, CO 80525) and list Larimer County as additional insured.