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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, […]

Welcome, New Field Operations Manager!

Welcome, New Field Operations Manager!

WNY PRISM is thrilled to welcome our new Field Operations Manager, Doug! Douglas joined WNY PRISM in February 2022 as the Field Operations Manager. During the field season, Doug oversees and works alongside the Invasive Species Management Assistants, as well as the PRISMs many partners, to complete various management projects proposed through the WNY PRISMs […]

WNY PRISM 2021 Annual Report Released!

WNY PRISM 2021 Annual Report Released!

WNY PRISM is excited to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Report. The annual report provides an overview of the projects and programs WNY PRISM implemented in 2020. Take a look to see our wide-ranging projects and accomplishments!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Community Scientists Needed!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Community Scientists Needed!

The Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a hugely important tree species upon which entire ecosystems depend. This species provides stream habitat for trout species, creates habitat for countless native plant and animal species, and enhances any outdoor recreation experience. Unfortunately, these majestic trees are under attack from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), an invasive, aphid-like […]

Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Boot Brush Station Program

Now Accepting Applications: 2022 Boot Brush Station Program

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 Boot Brush Station Program. Visit our FAQ page for more information and access the application here!

2022 Annual Work Plan Released!

2022 Annual Work Plan Released!

WNY PRISM is very excited to release our 2022 Annual Work Plan , which is now available on our website. WNY PRISM will be focusing on several priority programs and initiatives this year including our Early Detection and Spread Prevention Programs, Crew Assistance and Watercraft Inspection Stewardship Programs, Management Planning, Community Science and Volunteerism, and […]

WNY PRISM 2022 Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2022 Boat Steward Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is hiring for its Watercraft Inspection Boat Steward Program! We are currently accepting applications for Boat Stewards/Environmental Educators (16) and Lead Stewards (2). Job sites will be located throughout the WNY PRISM region. WNY PRISM Boat Steward/Environmental Educators will interact daily with the public at boat launches. Boat Stewards will perform voluntary boat […]

WNY PRISM 2022 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2022 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is currently hiring for our 2022 Crew positions! We are now accepting applications for three full-time Invasive Species Management Assistants, one full-time Education and Outreach Assistant, one full time Survey Technician, and one part-time GIS Technician. The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (ISMA) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Terrestrial Program […]

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Volunteers Needed!

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey: Volunteers Needed!

The Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a hugely important tree species upon which entire ecosystems depend. The species provides stream habitat for trout, creates habitat for countless native plant and animal species, and enhances any outdoor recreation experience. Unfortunately, these majestic trees are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an invasive, aphid-like insect. […]

2022 Crew Assistance Program: Now Accepting Proposals!

2022 Crew Assistance Program: Now Accepting Proposals!

2022 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program WNY PRISM is currently seeking project proposals for consideration under the 2022 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program! To assist with invasive species management activities within the 8-county WNY PRISM region, the WNY PRISM Crew (Crew) is available to work with partners on new and ongoing management projects. The Crew […]

Now Hiring: Field Operations Manager

Now Hiring: Field Operations Manager

Join the WNY PRISM Team! WNY PRISM is seeking a Field Operations Manager who will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of field activities including invasive species surveys and mapping, removal projects, and habitat restoration efforts.

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