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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 →
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 →