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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.

By September 16, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

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 […]

Fall Newsletter Released!

Fall Newsletter Released!

WNY PRISM has released our Fall 2017 Newsletter. Articles highlight the restoration at Seneca Bluffs, pale and black swallow-wort, and the 2017 Field Season.

By September 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Field Notes:  North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve

2017 Field Notes: North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve

WNY PRISM is working with Buffalo Audubon Society to manage invasive species at the North Tonawanda Audubon Nature Preserve. This preserve is home to hundreds of native species and is an important area for migratory birds.

By September 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Field Notes:  Invasive Species Surveys

2017 Field Notes: Invasive Species Surveys

When it comes to managing invasive species, there are several points to check off before you can even begin to actually manage them. You need to know what species you are looking for, what it looks like, and most important of all, location.

2017 Field Notes:  Vernal Pool Restoration

2017 Field Notes: Vernal Pool Restoration

WNY PRISM once again is working alongside Tifft Nature Preserve, this time on an ambitious vernal pool habitat restoration project involving invasive species removal.

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer Crew

WNY PRISM Welcomes Summer Crew

WNY PRISM is very excited to welcome our 2017 Summer Crew. Joining us this year are Nick Ransbury as our Education and Outreach Assistant, and Heather Zimba and Kevin Sanders as our Invasive Species Management Assistants.

2016 Field Notes:  Early Detection Site Monitoring

2016 Field Notes: Early Detection Site Monitoring

Early detection is an essential component of all successful invasive species management strategies. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve invasive species management efforts, the WNY PRISM Crew performed early detection site monitoring for the first time during the 2016 summer season! Based on the Early Detection Priority Species List developed last Fall in […]

By October 17, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 Field Notes:  Farmers’ Markets

2016 Field Notes: Farmers’ Markets

During the 2016 summer season the WNY PRSIM Crew traveled to several Farmer’s Markets throughout our 8 county region to educate the public and talk about our mission to help prevent and minimize the impact of invasive species. Batavia, Salamanca, Dunkirk, Franklinville, Lockport and Clarence Farmers’ Markets generously hosted us as one of their informational […]

By September 6, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
2016 Field Notes:  Silver Lake Survey

2016 Field Notes: Silver Lake Survey

On July 29, WNY PRISM surveyed Silver Lake in Wyoming County, for aquatic and terrestrial invasive plants. Silver Lake has a maximum depth of 37ft and around 7 miles of shoreline, and the outlet and inlet of the lake both sit on the north end of the lake, less than 500ft from each other. On […]

2016 Field Notes:  Native Planting at Tifft

2016 Field Notes: Native Planting at Tifft

WNY PRISM assisted staff at Tifft Nature Preserve this summer with planting over 2250 native plant plugs, as part of their continuing efforts to increase the diversity of native plants as well as combat the invasive plants which threaten these habitats. Over the course of two years, Tifft has planted over 30,000 plugs, including 20 […]

2016 Field Notes: IS Management

2016 Field Notes: IS Management

WNY PRISM partnered with WNY Land Conservancy to implement invasive species removal projects at two Niagara County Preserves.

Purple Loosestrife Beetle (<i>Galerucella spp.</i>) Collection

Purple Loosestrife Beetle (Galerucella spp.) Collection

– WNY PRISM Crew visited Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) to help with the collection of a biocontrol (Galerucella calmariensis and G. pusilla) for purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).

By September 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Chautauqua Lake Outlet Survey

Chautauqua Lake Outlet Survey

The PRISM Crew traveled to Chautauqua County to aid the Chautauqua Lake Association with searching for (and destroying!) water chestnut (Trapa natans) and hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) in the Chautauqua Lake Outlet