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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!

By January 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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!

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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.

By October 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

To mark New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week, we asked Andrea Locke of Buffalo State to answer some questions on the issue. As Coordinator of the Western New York Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management office, she has all the answers.

2016 Field Notes: IS Management

2016 Field Notes: IS Management

WNY PRISM partnered with WNY Land Conservancy to implement invasive species removal projects at two Niagara County Preserves.

Town of Amherst Working to Stop the Spread!

Town of Amherst Working to Stop the Spread!

WNY PRISM recently partnered with the Town of Amherst to further develop an educational campaign aimed at raising awareness on invasive plant species found in our local communities. This campaign was launched by the Invasive Species Plant Committee (ISPC) which was created last fall by the town Amherst to unite both residents and employees on […]

2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter

2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our 2016 Spring/Summer Newsletter – take a look to learn about projects happening throughout our region.

Impact of Round Gobies on Upstate NY

Impact of Round Gobies on Upstate NY

Chris Pennuto knows round gobies. An aquatic biologist who teaches at Buffalo State, Pennuto is also director of WNY PRISM. He has his finger on all the latest research involving round gobies.