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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 →
Boating and Fishing Industries Focus on AIS

Boating and Fishing Industries Focus on AIS

Leaders from the boating and fishing industries recently formed the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition. They will work together to support efforts to control and manage AIS on a national basis.

By August 2, 2018 Read More →
Finger Lakes Events for NYISAW 2018 are here!

Finger Lakes Events for NYISAW 2018 are here!

  Invasive species are on the move; everyone can help to stop their spread Activities Set for New York’s FIFTH Invasive Species Awareness Week, July 8-14th GENEVA, NY – This year marks the fifth Invasive Species Awareness Week in New York State. Last year over 70 invasive species activities occurred throughout the Finger Lakes and […]

By July 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Invasive Giant Hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness continues spread

Invasive Giant Hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness continues spread

Giant hogweed is a biennial or perennial herb in the carrot family (Apiaceae) which can grow to 14 feet or more. Contact with its sap can cause burns and even blindness.

By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mixed forests are more productive, contribute to climate resiliency

Mixed forests are more productive, contribute to climate resiliency

A new meta-analysis shows the positive impact of mixed-species forests. With nearly 2/3 of its land covered with forests, this study is important for New York State’s economy and management practices.

By June 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Our cool weather can make the invasion of the Southern Pine Beetle even worse.

Our cool weather can make the invasion of the Southern Pine Beetle even worse.

A new invasion of Southern Pine Beetles is under way as the warming climate makes New York more habitable. But our cooler fall and winter weather may make the situation worse according to a new study from Dartmouth College.

By June 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
“Biosecurity” Gives New Dimension to Protecting Borders

“Biosecurity” Gives New Dimension to Protecting Borders

Do biosecurity efforts at our borders work to protect us from the in-flow of pathogens with passengers and commerce? A recent study looks at 133 years of data to provide answers.

By June 7, 2018 Read More →
Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Scientists have begun using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) from an airplane to detect and capture non-native lake trout. They were able to demonstrate the ability to find groups of two or more lake trout swimming as deep as 50 feet below the surface.

By May 29, 2018 Read More →
Scientists dive into museum collections to reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean

Scientists dive into museum collections to reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean

Biological invasions are widely recognized as one of the most significant components of global change. Far-reaching and fast-spreading, they often have harmful effects on biodiversity.

“Regrettably, the steadily diminishing pool of experts capable of accurately identifying species poses a serious threat in this field.”

Invasive Species Awareness Week 2018

Invasive Species Awareness Week 2018

Invasive Species Awareness Week is July 8-14. Help us make this year’s program even more successful than last year. Plan a program and get it on our calendar. Read more for details and a list of ideas for programs.

By May 23, 2018 Read More →