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Field Notes 2022: Onondaga Escarpment

Field Notes 2022: Onondaga Escarpment

The WNY PRISM Crew completed an invasive species survey at the Onondaga Escarpment State Unique Area, a 50-acre forest property rare geological limestone woodland and calcareous cliff communities.

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Invasive Species Symposium

Invasive Species Symposium

You’re invited to attend WNY PRISM’s first Invasive Species Symposium being held on October 18 at the SUNY Buffalo State Alumni & Visitor Center!

Field Notes 2022: Rattlesnake Hill WMA

Field Notes 2022: Rattlesnake Hill WMA

WNY PRISM Survey and Monitoring Technicians focused on surveying ​for Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) at Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Rattlesnake Hill WMA is 5,100 acres and located between Livingston and Allegany Counties in Dalton, NY

Now Hiring: Community Science and Engagement Program Manager

Now Hiring: Community Science and Engagement Program Manager

WNY PRISM is currently seeking a new Community Science and Engagement Program Manager to join our team!

Invasive Species Management Workshops

Invasive Species Management Workshops

Join WNY PRISM for two workshops on invasive species Best Management Practices and management planning, one focused on terrestrial species and the other on aquatic species.

Become an Early Detector!

Become an Early Detector!

Early detection is the process of observing and documenting an invasive species before it has established widespread populations. While even the best prevention efforts cannot stop all invasive species, early detection is a critical second defense. It increases the likelihood that localized populations will be found, contained, and eradicated before they become widely established. Early […]

Field Notes 2022: Houghton Preserve

Field Notes 2022: Houghton Preserve

By William Walston, Invasive Species Management Assistant WNY PRISM began working with the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York (NSSWNY) to manage invasive species on Houghton Preserve in 2019. Located near East Concord, Houghton is a 23-acre preserve containing a kettlehole bog. A kettlehole bog is a depression or hole formed by receding glaciers […]

Volunteer Workdays: Japanese Stiltgrass Removal

Volunteer Workdays: Japanese Stiltgrass Removal

Join WNY PRISM to help remove Japanese stiltgrass at volunteer workdays this summer! Japanese stiltgrass is an early detection priority species in western New York and we need your help to protect our lands and waters from this invasive species.

Welcome to Our 2022 GIS and Survey Technicians

Welcome to Our 2022 GIS and Survey Technicians

WNY PRISM would like to welcome the final members of our 2022 seasonal Crew! Join us in welcoming Diana Chaburka and Jason Kappan, our Survey and Monitoring Technicians, and Megan Kresse, our GIS Technician. Diana and Jason will be in the field, surveying sites for early detection species and helping with monitoring and management. Megan […]

Field Notes 2022: Oak Orchard

Field Notes 2022: Oak Orchard

By Melanie Donofrio, Invasive Species Management Assistant Ten thousand years ago, Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was submerged under glacial Lake Tonawanda. If you take NYS Route 77 to Oak Orchard, the ridge you follow is composed of glacial debris, known as a moraine, left behind by a receding iceberg that helped create the […]

Welcome to our 2022 Seasonal Crew

Welcome to our 2022 Seasonal Crew

WNY PRISM has begun training our 2022 seasonal Crew! Join us in welcoming our three Invasive Species Management Assistants, Brianna Saylor, Melanie Donofrio, and William Walston, as well as welcoming back our Education and Outreach Assistant, John Montgomery. Brianna, Melanie and William will work in the field to survey for invasive species, manage infestations and […]

Spring 2022 Newsletter Released!

Spring 2022 Newsletter Released!

WNY PRISM is excited to announce the release of our Spring 2022 Newsletter! In this edition, learn about WNY PRISM’s community science effort for mapping hemlock woolly adelgid, and further ways you can get involved with mapping other data gap species this upcoming field season. Discover what invasive plants you should avoid when planning your […]

Data Gap Species Photo Contest!

Data Gap Species Photo Contest!

Each year, WNY PRISM works with partners to develop species priorities lists that help guide management efforts. In addition to identifying early detection and approaching region species, our survey priorities include a list of data gap species. These species are those for which more information is needed regarding presence and distribution within our region. We […]

Rails to Trails Project to Resume This Spring

Rails to Trails Project to Resume This Spring

WNY PRISM is excited to announce the reboot of the Rails to Trails project in conjunction with the Town of Tonawanda. Launched in 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic, the project will use the power of volunteers to map and manage invasive species along the Rails-to-Trails pathway. This pathway is a valuable community resource […]

Spring 2022 Partner Meeting

Spring 2022 Partner Meeting

Join WNY PRISM for our Spring Partner Meeting, being held on Thursday, April 21 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. The meeting will be held at the Buffalo State Alumni and Visitor Center with a remote attendance option via Zoom. As part of the program we will hear from guest speakers on ecosystem-based restoration, swallow-wort biocontrol, […]