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WNY PRISM 2023 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2023 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is currently hiring for our 2023 Crew positions! We are now accepting applications for three full-time Invasive Species Management Assistants, one full-time Education and Outreach Assistant, and two full-time Survey Technicians. The WNY PRISM Invasive Species Management Assistants (ISMA) will work closely with the WNY PRISM Field Operations Manager, Terrestrial Program Manager and […]

By January 12, 2023 0 Comments Read More →
Help Protect Our Hemlock Forests: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Volunteers Needed!

Help Protect Our Hemlock Forests: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Volunteers Needed!

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

By January 10, 2023 0 Comments Read More →
2023 Crew Assistance Program: Now Accepting Project Proposals!

2023 Crew Assistance Program: Now Accepting Project Proposals!

WNY PRISM is currently seeking project proposals for consideration under the 2023 WNY PRISM Crew Assistance Program!

By December 13, 2022 0 Comments Read More →
Now Hiring: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager

Now Hiring: Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager

WNY PRISM is currently seeking a new Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager to join our team!

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 →
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 […]