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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 →
Finger Lakes PRISM Field Guide and Fact Sheets Are HERE!

Finger Lakes PRISM Field Guide and Fact Sheets Are HERE!

The Finger Lakes Institute and Finger Lakes PRISM have now published the invasive species field guide with over 100 pages of resources to help your identifying invasive and native species in the region. This guide was created in response to the growing threat of invasive species in the Finger Lakes region, with the intention of helping […]

By August 21, 2018 4 Comments Read More →
Help Keep ALB Out

Help Keep ALB Out

Pool monitoring offers a simple, economical approach to surveying for Asian Longhorned Beetles (ALB) which would be devastating to our maple syrup industry if they invade.

By August 16, 2018 Read More →
Logging Ash to Save Hemlock

Logging Ash to Save Hemlock

Facing the inevitability of EAB infestation, hard choices need to be made to preserve our forests.

By August 9, 2018 Read More →
2017-2018 Finger Lakes PRISM Annual Report is in!

2017-2018 Finger Lakes PRISM Annual Report is in!

See the full report here: 2017_2018AnnualReport_Final Partners, We have successfully closed the books on the 2017-2018 fiscal year as of March 31, 2018 and I am happy to report on the amazing invasive species work in the region. The Finger Lakes-PRISM saw much growth over this past year. We trained 318 people in the iMapInvasives […]

By August 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →