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Salvaging the Ash

Salvaging the Ash

The emerald ash borer may have won in New York. Last summer DEC abandoned its quarantine area, admitting that the regulation wasn’t effective in stopping the spread of the pest. The state created the quarantine in 2015 to slow the insect, which is a shiny green beetle about the size of a penny.

By April 5, 2019 Read More →
Polar Vortex – Friend or just a Cold Shoulder

Polar Vortex – Friend or just a Cold Shoulder

The polar vortex that hit Central NY in late January may have helped out with the effort to reduce the impact of invasive species.

By March 29, 2019 Read More →
2019 Land Manager’s Guide to Developing an Invasive Plant Management Plan

2019 Land Manager’s Guide to Developing an Invasive Plant Management Plan

The Guide focuses on the process of invasive plant management planning and deciding how to focus limited invasive species management resources to gain the greatest conservation benefit. It is applicable at any scale and in any situation wherever invasive plant management is necessary. It is intended to promote a strategic and adaptive invasive plant management approach using […]

By March 5, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Track the Hydrilla Hunt in the Finger Lakes

Track the Hydrilla Hunt in the Finger Lakes

We’re on the hunt for Hydrilla and you can follow along in near real time. Our team is performing our annual Hydrilla survey and recording the results ion ArcGis.

By September 14, 2018 Read More →
Using the Microbiome to Fight Phragmites

Using the Microbiome to Fight Phragmites

Researchers are exploring using helpful bacteria and fungi to combat invasive plants.

By September 13, 2018 Read More →
Spotted Lanternfly has been CONFIRMED in YATES Co.

Spotted Lanternfly has been CONFIRMED in YATES Co.

The Finger Lakes PRISM is making plans to double-down on our outreach to #stopSLF. Now is almost egg mass time! (photo credit: Penn State Extension Website) Know your trees. Check out how to ID tree-of-heaven (https://photos.app.goo.gl/UDNqzVhHRRMontYR6) Other resources @StopSLF https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly @NYSDEC https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/slffs.pdf @StopSLF spotted-lanternfly-what-to-look-for (pdf)                       […]

By September 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
RFB Sought for Herbicide Treatment on Cumming Nature Center

RFB Sought for Herbicide Treatment on Cumming Nature Center

Please forward this request for bids as appropriate. The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (Finger Lakes PRISM) are requesting bids for the chemical control to treat phragmites in a sensitive wetland area across four locations along the trails in Cumming Nature […]

By September 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
New Invasive Tick Found in New York

New Invasive Tick Found in New York

New, invasive tick is another critter to be aware of when planning fall outdoor activities.

By September 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Are Invasives Going Native?

Are Invasives Going Native?

Invasive species become increasingly adapted to new environments thanks to natural selection. This underscores the need for early detection and rapid response (EDRR) to invasives, preventing them from gaining a foothold, adapting and expanding.

By August 30, 2018 Read More →
Using eDNA to Inventory Invasive Species

Using eDNA to Inventory Invasive Species

In a new study the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) was extended to monitor aquatic plants offering the promise of lower cost species inventories.

By August 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →