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WNY PRISM is hiring!

WNY PRISM is hiring!

WNY PRISM seeking qualified candidates to join our team as we expand our Aquatic Invasive Species and Education and Outreach programming! We are currently accepting applications for two new positions – Aquatic Invasive Species Programs Manager and Education and Outreach Programs Manager.

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2018 Summer Education and Outreach

2018 Summer Education and Outreach

Another Side to Invasive Species Management Managing invasive species is not just about the removal and treatment of the species themselves, but also includes education and outreach to prevent the establishment of invasive species in the first place. WNY PRISM hosts and attends education and outreach events throughout the region to increase awareness and understanding […]

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WNY PRISM Fall 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Fall 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Fall 2018 Newsletter! Featured stories include Advances in Invasive Species Detection, the Great Lakes Restoration Grant, Crew Highlights and a Partner Spotlight on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Check out our Fall 2018 Newsletter here: Vol 4. Issue II Fall 2018  

Spotted Lanternfly in New York

Spotted Lanternfly in New York

In invasive species management, we try our very best to prevent the introduction of new invasive species. We conduct outreach events, develop prevention campaigns and programs, write news posts like this one and even talk about invasive species in our everyday lives. Somehow though, nature finds a way. While we greatly admire nature’s adaptability, it […]

Life as a Boat Steward

Life as a Boat Steward

In a first for WNY PRISM, we welcomed two boat stewards, Morgan Beatey and Parker Everhart, to our seasonal summer crew. Boat stewards are dedicated to stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species on recreational watercraft. Throughout the summer our boat stewards interacted with boaters, anglers and other recreational water users to raise awareness of […]

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Slender False Brome Identification and Survey Workshop

Slender False Brome Identification and Survey Workshop

  Wednesday, August 29, 2018; 9:00 – 11:30 am Letchworth State Park, Humphrey Nature Center Slender false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) is a fiercely invasive, perennial grass that forms dense stands of itself, outcompeting native species. It can be found in just a few areas of New York State, the majority of which are in western […]

Early Detection and YOU!

Early Detection and YOU!

WNY PRISM works to stop the introduction of new invasive species to the region through prevention efforts that include education and outreach.  But, sometimes new species are introduced despite the best efforts of our staff, partners, volunteers and residents. Once introduction occurs it is important to focus on the early detection of these species. An […]

2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive Species Awareness Week has begun! Help us spread the word (and not the species) by joining folks across western New York and New York State in invasive species awareness and management activities! New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a statewide campaign held the week of July 8-14 which aims to promote the […]

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge

Invasive Species Mapping Challenge Thursday, July 5, marks the beginning of the 2018 Invasive Species Mapping Challenge! Now through July 19, you can report the presence or absence of the jumping worm (Amynthas spp. andMetaphire spp.) and water chestnut (trapa natans), into the iMapInvasives database to compete for prizes and bragging rights! Chosen because jumping worm and […]

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Wiping Out Water Chestnut – We’re leaving this Pest in the Past! European water chestnut (Trapa natans) was first detected at the Jamestown Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in 2008. This invasive plant outcompetes native, aquatic vegetation, shades the pond bottom, and lowers the overall quality of the habitat. Many of the ponds within ACNC’s […]

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer 2018 Crew

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer 2018 Crew

WNY PRISM is excited to welcome its 2018 Summer Crew! This year we are welcoming our two Invasive Species Management Assistants, Julia Kostin and Rebecca Mann as well as our Education and Outreach Assistant, Emily Thiel. A first for WNY PRISM, we are also welcoming our boat stewards, Morgan Beatey and Parker Everhart. Julia and […]

5th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week

5th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a statewide campaign held the week of July 8-14 which aims to promote the knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state and empowering them to take action.  Our theme this […]

WNY PRISM Spring 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Spring 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Spring 2018 Newsletter! Featured stories include WNY PRISM’s Lending Library, and update on our Early Detection Program, and a Partner Spotlight on the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework. Check out our Spring 2018 Newsletter here:  Vol 4. Issue I Spring 2018  

Draft Invasive Species Management Plan

Draft Invasive Species Management Plan

The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) announced the release of the State’s draft Invasive Species Comprehensive Management Plan for public comment – open until June 1, 2018.

Spring Partner Meeting

Spring Partner Meeting

The WNY PRISM Spring Partner Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Reservoir State Park. WNY PRISM Partner Meetings are a great way to learn about and get involved with regional invasive species efforts. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! *****PLEASE SEE VENUE CHANGE TO RESERVOIR STATE PARK***** The Partner Meeting will […]