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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers Needed!

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.

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 […]

Welcome, New Education & Outreach Program Manager!

Welcome, New Education & Outreach Program Manager!

WNY PRISM is excited to welcome Cecilia, our new Education and Outreach Program Manager. Cecilia grew up on the westside of Buffalo, but much of her childhood was spent on the shores of Lake Erie and the Long Island sound, as well as immersed in the forests and streams of Allegany State Park. She and […]

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week!

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Join the Celebration! WNY PRISM has several events and opportunities to learn about invasive species set for NYISAW!

Welcome to our 2021 Seasonal Crew

Welcome to our 2021 Seasonal Crew

WNY PRISM is carrying on with our seasonal preparation remotely and this week we began training our seasonal Crew! Join us in welcoming our three Invasive Species Management Assistants, Julia Biondi, Jason Kappan, and Kyle Serena, as well as our Education and Outreach Assistant, Danielle Dolan.

WNY PRISM’s 2021 Spring Newsletter

WNY PRISM’s 2021 Spring Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Spring 2021 Newsletter! This spring we’ve focused on our Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Program, early detection/rapid response, and prioritization.

Spring Partner Meeting 2021

Spring Partner Meeting 2021

Join WNY PRISM for our 2021 Spring Partner Meeting! Thursday, April 15; 1:00 – 3:00 pm – online.