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Japanese Stiltgrass Update

Japanese Stiltgrass Update

Japanese stiltgrass is a highly destructive invasive species recently found in East Aurora. Immediately after it was reported in 2017, WNY PRISM and local partners took action. Join us to learn more about Japanese stiltgrass, get an update on outreach and survey efforts, learn about Best Management Practices, and discuss next steps. Questions can be […]

By February 8, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
WNY PRISM 2019 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM 2019 Seasonal Positions Open!

WNY PRISM is now accepting applications for our 2019 Summer Crew!

WNY PRISM Fall 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM Fall 2018 Newsletter

WNY PRISM has released our Fall 2018 Newsletter! Featured stories include Advances in Invasive Species Detection, the Great Lakes Restoration Grant, Crew Highlights and a Partner Spotlight on the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. Check out our Fall 2018 Newsletter here: Vol 4. Issue II Fall 2018  

Spotted Lanternfly in New York

Spotted Lanternfly in New York

In invasive species management, we try our very best to prevent the introduction of new invasive species. We conduct outreach events, develop prevention campaigns and programs, write news posts like this one and even talk about invasive species in our everyday lives. Somehow though, nature finds a way. While we greatly admire nature’s adaptability, it […]

Life as a Boat Steward

Life as a Boat Steward

In a first for WNY PRISM, we welcomed two boat stewards, Morgan Beatey and Parker Everhart, to our seasonal summer crew. Boat stewards are dedicated to stopping the spread of aquatic invasive species on recreational watercraft. Throughout the summer our boat stewards interacted with boaters, anglers and other recreational water users to raise awareness of […]

By September 5, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

2018 Invasive Species Awareness Week

Invasive Species Awareness Week has begun! Help us spread the word (and not the species) by joining folks across western New York and New York State in invasive species awareness and management activities! New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a statewide campaign held the week of July 8-14 which aims to promote the […]

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Water Chestnut Removal at Jamestown Audubon

Wiping Out Water Chestnut – We’re leaving this Pest in the Past! European water chestnut (Trapa natans) was first detected at the Jamestown Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) in 2008. This invasive plant outcompetes native, aquatic vegetation, shades the pond bottom, and lowers the overall quality of the habitat. Many of the ponds within ACNC’s […]

WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM is Hiring!

WNY PRISM has an opening for a Slender False Brome Project Manager. Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) is an invasive species that has the ability to invade a wide-range of habitats and dominate these areas to the near complete exclusion of native vegetation.

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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:  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.

WNY PRISM welcomes new Project Manager

WNY PRISM welcomes new Project Manager

Please join us as we welcome Lucy Nuessle, a western New York native, as our new, full-time Project Manager. It’s a homecoming for Lucy, as she spent her summer a couple years ago (2015) as one of WNY PRISM’s Invasive Species Management Assistants.

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events Announced!

Invasive Species Awareness Week Events Announced!

Join WNY PRISM as we celebrate New York State’s 4th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW), July 9 – 15, 2017. Groups across the state are hosting events and activities to help raise awareness of invasive species and invasive species issues!

AIS Management Workshop

AIS Management Workshop

Join WNY PRISM and our Partners for a free workshop to learn more about aquatic invasive species and management strategies in the WNY Region.

WNY PRISM Welcomes New Steering Committee Member – Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

WNY PRISM Welcomes New Steering Committee Member – Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy

WNY PRISM would like to welcome the Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy as a new member of our Steering Committee!

By January 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Town of Amherst Working to Stop the Spread!

Town of Amherst Working to Stop the Spread!

WNY PRISM recently partnered with the Town of Amherst to further develop an educational campaign aimed at raising awareness on invasive plant species found in our local communities. This campaign was launched by the Invasive Species Plant Committee (ISPC) which was created last fall by the town Amherst to unite both residents and employees on […]