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Oak Wilt: The Importance of Early Detection and Spread Prevention

Oak Wilt: The Importance of Early Detection and Spread Prevention

When we think of invasive species, we imagine the emerald ash borer, giant hogweed or Asian carp. While these invasive plants and animals receive a lot of attention, fungi and diseases can also be invasive species. Oak wilt is a disease caused by an invasive fungus that attacks the xylem tissue of a tree. This […]

Japanese Stiltgrass Update

Japanese Stiltgrass Update

Japanese stiltgrass is a highly destructive invasive species recently found in East Aurora. Immediately after it was reported in 2017, WNY PRISM and local partners took action. Join us to learn more about Japanese stiltgrass, get an update on outreach and survey efforts, learn about Best Management Practices, and discuss next steps. Questions can be […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is expanding its Watercraft Inspection Boat Steward Program! We are currently accepting applications for Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators (20) and Lead Stewards (1-2). Job sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region, please see the job posting for additional details. Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators will interact with the public at boat launches and submit […]

By February 4, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM 2019 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2019 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Crew!

2019 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

2019 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program

WNY PRISM is currently seeking project proposals for consideration under the 2019 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program! To assist with invasive species management activities within the 8-county WNY PRISM region, the WNY PRISM Crew is available to work with partners on new and ongoing management projects. The Crew works June through early September and consists […]

By December 11, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
New Strategy to Reduce Invasive Mussels

New Strategy to Reduce Invasive Mussels

The Invasive Mussel Collaborative announced today that it has released a new strategy to reduce invasive mussels and their negative impacts.

By November 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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.

By October 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By October 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]