WNY PRISM is a regional partnership created to address the negative impacts of invasive species on our economy, environment, and human health. Our collaborative approach to invasive species management allows for coordinated and cooperative efforts that share and leverage limited resources and result in improved control and prevention efforts.
Partner groups and volunteers are essential for success, making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The WNY PRISM partnership includes local citizens, private landowners, non-profit organizations, state, federal, tribal, and local agencies, business, researchers, and universities.
There are many ways to become a WNY PRISM partner:
- Stay informed – Join the WNY PRISM listserv.
- Report Invasive Species – Use iMapInvasives online mapping tool.
- Attend WNY PRISM events, meetings and trainings – Check out our events calendar.
- Provide WNY PRISM with information on your current and past invasive species management efforts.
- Support partner efforts and project proposals.
- Help get the word out about partner events and opportunities.
- Share resources.
Grants & Funding
WNY PRISM works closely with our partners to identify potential funding sources, and assists with securing funds. This is done by identifying partnership opportunities and connecting appropriate partners, reviewing proposals, and by providing letters of support.
WNY PRISM has developed the following guide to assist partners in identifying invasive species related funding opportunities available for work in our region. While we strive to keep this resource up to date, the grants and funding landscape is constantly changing. You can help us keep this guide current and useful by providing new and updated information to WNY PRISM at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use ‘Funding Resources’ as the subject line.