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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 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.

By December 2, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
NYSDEC is Hiring!

NYSDEC is Hiring!

Two Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator Positions Available with NYSDEC The DEC is currently recruiting Region 7 and Region 9 Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinators who will work in collaboration with the regional PRISMs. The positions represent a partnership between NYSWRI and the Invasive Species Coordination Section (ISCS) of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Division of Lands […]

“Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species” Documentary Viewing Party

“Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species” Documentary Viewing Party

Join the PRISM network and DEC for a virtual viewing of “Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species,” a new hour-long documentary from DEC and West Field Production Co.! Uninvited introduces the concept of invasive species and focuses on some that are threatening New York’s environment and economy. The film will also explain ways that you, […]

Fall 2021 Partner Meeting

Fall 2021 Partner Meeting

Join WNY PRISM for our Fall Partner Meeting, being held at Tifft Nature Preserve on Thursday, October 21 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm. This will be our first in-person partner meeting since November 2019! As part of the program we will hear from guest speakers on volunteer coordination and restoration, and updates from WNY PRISM […]

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 […]

By September 14, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By September 10, 2021 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]