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PRISM in the News! Franklin Gulf Volunteer Workday

PRISM in the News! Franklin Gulf Volunteer Workday

Invasive Plant Removal at Franklin Gulf County Park Written By:  Nick Ransbury, WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant On Friday, July 14, 2017, as part of New York State’s Invasive Species Awareness Week, WNY PRISM hosted a volunteer workday at Franklin Gulf County Park, to remove invasive plants that have taken hold in the preserve. […]

WNY PRISM welcomes new Project Manager

WNY PRISM welcomes new Project Manager

Please join us as we welcome Lucy Nuessle, a western New York native, as our new, full-time Project Manager. It’s a homecoming for Lucy, as she spent her summer a couple years ago (2015) as one of WNY PRISM’s Invasive Species Management Assistants.

2017 Field Notes:  Vernal Pool Restoration

2017 Field Notes: Vernal Pool Restoration

WNY PRISM once again is working alongside Tifft Nature Preserve, this time on an ambitious vernal pool habitat restoration project involving invasive species removal.

PRISM in the News! – Audubon Community Nature Center

PRISM in the News! – Audubon Community Nature Center

Audubon Nearing the Finish Line in Wiping Out Invasive Water Chestnut Press Release – Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Jamestown, NY – Hundreds of volunteers over five summers deserve credit for the Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) nearing the finish line in eradicating the European Water Chestnut that first appeared in 2013. Audubon senior naturalist Jeff […]

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events Announced!

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events Announced!

Join WNY PRISM as we celebrate New York State’s 4th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), July 9 – 15, 2017. Groups across the state are hosting events and activities to help raise awareness of invasive species and invasive species issues!

AIS Management Workshop

AIS Management Workshop

Join WNY PRISM and our Partners for a free workshop to learn more about aquatic invasive species and management strategies in the WNY Region.

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer Crew

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer Crew

WNY PRISM is very excited to welcome our 2017 Summer Crew. Joining us this year are Nick Ransbury as our Education and Outreach Assistant, and Heather Zimba and Kevin Sanders as our Invasive Species Management Assistants.

Spring Partner Meeting

Spring Partner Meeting

Join WNY PRISM and our Partners as we kick off 2017 with our Spring Partner Meeting!Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

WNY PRISM Welcomes New Steering Committee Member – Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

WNY PRISM Welcomes New Steering Committee Member – Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

WNY PRISM would like to welcome the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy as a new member of our Steering Committee!

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WNY PRISM Fall Partner Meeting

WNY PRISM Fall Partner Meeting

Join WNY PRISM and our Partners for our Fall Partner Meeting to be held on Thursday, November 17th from 1 -3 pm at Woodlawn Beach State Park!

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New Early Detection Reporting Protocol

New Early Detection Reporting Protocol

WNY PRISM is pleased to announce the release of the regional Early Detection Reporting Protocol for invasive species! This step-by-step process is perfect for professionals and citizen scientists alike to help report new and emerging threats to our region.

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2016 Field Notes:  Early Detection Site Monitoring

2016 Field Notes: Early Detection Site Monitoring

Early detection is an essential component of all successful invasive species management strategies. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve invasive species management efforts, the WNY PRISM Crew performed early detection site monitoring for the first time during the 2016 summer season! Based on the Early Detection Priority Species List developed last Fall in […]

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2016 Field Notes:  Farmers’ Markets

2016 Field Notes: Farmers’ Markets

During the 2016 summer season the WNY PRSIM Crew traveled to several Farmer’s Markets throughout our 8 county region to educate the public and talk about our mission to help prevent and minimize the impact of invasive species. Batavia, Salamanca, Dunkirk, Franklinville, Lockport and Clarence Farmers’ Markets generously hosted us as one of their informational […]

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2016 Field Notes:  Silver Lake Survey

2016 Field Notes: Silver Lake Survey

On July 29, WNY PRISM surveyed Silver Lake in Wyoming County, for aquatic and terrestrial invasive plants. Silver Lake has a maximum depth of 37ft and around 7 miles of shoreline, and the outlet and inlet of the lake both sit on the north end of the lake, less than 500ft from each other. On […]

2016 Field Notes:  Native Planting at Tifft

2016 Field Notes: Native Planting at Tifft

WNY PRISM assisted staff at Tifft Nature Preserve this summer with planting over 2250 native plant plugs, as part of their continuing efforts to increase the diversity of native plants as well as combat the invasive plants which threaten these habitats. Over the course of two years, Tifft has planted over 30,000 plugs, including 20 […]