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New Invasive Tick Found in New York
By September 6, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

New Invasive Tick Found in New York

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

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Are Invasives Going Native?
By August 30, 2018 Read More →

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.

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Using eDNA to Inventory Invasive Species
By August 23, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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.

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Finger Lakes PRISM Field Guide and Fact Sheets Are HERE!
By August 21, 2018 4 Comments Read More →

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 […]

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Help Keep ALB Out
By August 16, 2018 Read More →

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.

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Logging Ash to Save Hemlock
By August 9, 2018 Read More →

Logging Ash to Save Hemlock

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

2017-2018 Finger Lakes PRISM Annual Report is in!
By August 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

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Boating and Fishing Industries Focus on AIS
By August 2, 2018 Read More →

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.

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Finger Lakes Events for NYISAW 2018 are here!
By July 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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 […]

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Invasive Giant Hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness continues spread
By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

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.