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WNY PRISM’s Webinar Series

WNY PRISM is pleased to announce the beginning of our webinar series. Each Thursday during the month of May, we will host a new webinar devoted to an important topic related to invasive species management in western New York. Stay tuned for more updates!

If you missed any of these webinars live, they will be added to WNY PRISM’s new Webinar page.

Early Detection Webinar

Thursday, April 30; 3:00-4:00 PM

Join us and learn about three terrestrial early detection invasive species in the WNY PRISM region. Early detection species are only present in a few locations within the region and have a management goal of eradication.Discover how to identify, report and control some important invasive species in the area. Brittany Hernon, WNY PRISM, will discuss slender false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) and Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) identification and Best Management Practices. Garrett Koplun, NYSDEC, and Dr.Kathryn Amatangelo, SUNY Brockport, will talk about the history of mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata) in the area and current survey and management efforts. Please see the login information below if you’d like to join in!

Via Computer Meeting Code: 596 042 462 -or-
Call-in Number: 1 (866) 394-2346 Meeting Code: 209 336 4420

Birds and Invasives Webinar

Thursday, May 7; 2:00-3:00 PM

The relationship between birds and invasive species can be complex. On the surface, many invasive species may seem like a boon for our native birds, but as we look deeper into their impacts on our ecosystems, we see that all isn’t as it once seemed. Management is also complicated as we try to balance short and long-term impacts, both positive and negative. Join Andrea Locke, WNY PRISM Coordinator as she sheds some light on these complexities and discusses invasive bird species, invasive species impacts on native bird populations and management strategies. Please see the login information below if you’d like to join in!

Via Computer Meeting Code: 596 379 008 -or-
Call-in Number: 1 (866) 394-2346 Meeting Code: 209 336 4420

Prevention with Boot Brush Stations Webinar

Thursday, May 14; 2:00-3:00 PM

Join us to learn about Boot Brush Stations (BBS), a popular tool that educates the public about invasive species and prevents their spread along one of the most common and prolific pathways of invasion: trails! Emily Thiel, WNY PRISM’s Education and Outreach Program Manager will discuss how to partner with Play, Clean, Go, as well as our pilot BBS program where partners can apply to receive specialized signs for their parks and preserves and all necessary installation materials, free of charge. Lucy Nuessle, WNY PRISM’s Terrestrial Program Manager will then discuss BBS material prices and installation instructions. Come learn about how to prevent the spread of invasive species on your favorite hiking trail and where to find BBS in western New York. Please see the login information below if you’d like to join in!

Via Computer Meeting Code: 593 605 829 -or-
Call-in Number: 1 (866) 394-2346 Meeting Code: 209 336 4420

Ask an Expert

Thursday, May 28; 2:00-3:00 PM

Have you got an invasive species question that you can’t find an answer to? Need some advice on managing that pesky patch of wild parsnip? Have a question on what it’s like working in the environmental field? Let us know! This special webinar will work to answer your questions. The WNY PRISM staff including Andrea Locke, Coordinator, Lucy Nuessle, Terrestrial Project Manager, Brittany Hernon, Early Detection Project Manager, Emily Thiel, Education & Outreach Program Manager and Marcus Rosten, Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager will be here to answer your invasive species questions!
To ensure that we have the best possible answer to your question, please submit them in advance to Emily Thiel at thieles@buffalostate.edu.

Via Computer Meeting Code: 596 717 840 -or-
Call-in Number: 1 (866) 394-2346 Meeting Code: 209 336 4420

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