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NYSDEC is Hiring!

NYSDEC is Hiring!

Two Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Positions Available with NYSDEC The DEC is currently recruiting Region 7 and Region 9 Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinators who will work in collaboration with the regional PRISMs. The positions represent a partnership between NYSWRI and the Invasive Species Coordination Section (ISCS) of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands […]

“Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species” Documentary Viewing Party

“Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species” Documentary Viewing Party

Join the PRISM network and DEC for a virtual viewing of “Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species,” a new hour-long documentary from DEC and West Field Production Co.! Uninvited introduces the concept of invasive species and focuses on some that are threatening New York’s environment and economy. The film will also explain ways that you, […]

Fall 2021 Partner Meeting

Fall 2021 Partner Meeting

Join WNY PRISM for our Fall Partner Meeting, being held at Tifft Nature Preserve on Thursday, October 21 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. This will be our first in-person partner meeting since November 2019! As part of the program we will hear from guest speakers on volunteer coordination and restoration, and updates from WNY PRISM […]

Field Notes 2021: Rattlesnake Hill

Field Notes 2021: Rattlesnake Hill

By Aubrey Franks, Invasive Species Management Assistant Located on the northern edge of the Alleghany Plateau, lies a wildlife management area with multiple forest types, marshes, streams, grassy fields, and is home to one of New York’s threatened species. Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 5,100-acre wildlife management area that was purchased under […]

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Beaver Meadow Walk and Talk

Beaver Meadow Walk and Talk

WNY PRISM Walk and Talk at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center Join WNY PRISM for an educational Walk and Talk at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center on Saturday, October 2 from 10:00 –11:30 am. WNY PRISM staff will be on hand to talk and answer questions about the invasive species found at the nature center. Beaver Meadow […]

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2021 Field Notes: Lawton Woods

2021 Field Notes: Lawton Woods

By Lyndzie Vail, Invasive Species Management Assistant Lawton Woods is a 84-acre conservation easement situated on the western border of the Seneca Nation Reservation. The property is comprised of many ecological communities, including: Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest, Successional Northern Hardwoods, Peat Swamp, Successional Hardwood Swamp, Shrub Swamp, Shallow Emergent Marsh, Vernal Pool, Intermittent Stream, and Rocky […]

Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop

Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop

Saturday, September 25, 2021 ~ 10:00am – 12:00pm Join WNY PRISM for a practical workshop on aquatic invasive plant identification, designed for private landowners and general recreationists. The workshop will show you how to identify many different types of aquatic plant species, both invasive species and some of their native look-alikes. We will have a […]

2021 Field Notes: Tifft Nature Preserve Native Planting

2021 Field Notes: Tifft Nature Preserve Native Planting

By John Montgomery, Education & Outreach Assistant Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge comprised of ponds, marshes and woodlands. Opened as a preserve in 1976, it is now an area where animals from across our region can take advantage of its vital ecology. On top of its ecological importance and conservation purposes, Tifft […]

2021 Field Notes: Bemus Pointe Boat Launch

2021 Field Notes: Bemus Pointe Boat Launch

By Nate Beard, Boat Steward COVID-19 has introduced some challenges for WNY PRISM’s Watercraft Inspection Steward Program with regards to stewards being able to safely communicate with boaters, but through taking the necessary precautions we have been able to continue business almost as usual. A positive side effect of the pandemic is that more people […]

2021 Field Notes: Reinstein Woods Restoration

2021 Field Notes: Reinstein Woods Restoration

By Jason Kappan, Invasive Species Management Assistant. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, a complex of forests, wetlands and ponds, is a special place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The 292-acre preserve had limited access until 2001 when it opened to the public and has since offered a variety of opportunities to explore and learn about natural […]

Invasive Species Management Workshop

Invasive Species Management Workshop

Saturday, August 7, 2021 ~ 9:00 – 11:30 AM Join WNY PRISM and Tifft Nature Preserve for a practical workshop on invasive species management, designed for private landowners and managers alike. The Workshop will take you through the Best Management Practices necessary to successfully address some of the most common and problematic invasive species including, […]

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

WNY PRISM Walk and Talk at Unity Island Park Join WNY PRISM and Friends of Unity Island for an educational Walk and Talk at Unity Island Park on Wednesday, August 4 from 6 – 7:30 pm. WNY PRISM staff will be on hand to talk and answer questions about invasive species, management and habitat restoration […]