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K9’s Clear Invasives

K9’s Clear Invasives

Detection dogs are now being trained to hunt down invasive species.

By November 1, 2019 Read More →
The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues

Our survey efforts in 2019 are focused on the boat movement pathway of invasion. Specifically, we are surveying areas around boat launches and marinas. We started out collecting macrophyte data every 100 meters anywhere the water depth was 25 feet or shallower, within 1 mile of a launch/marina. Once Hydrilla was detected in late August, […]

By October 23, 2019 Read More →
Spotted Lanternfly on the Move

Spotted Lanternfly on the Move

Spotted lanternfly are on the move, looking for places to lay their eggs. Keep an eye out for this threat and report any sightings as soon as possible.

By September 27, 2019 Read More →
A Guide to Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried in the North by Forest Inventory and Analysis

A Guide to Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried in the North by Forest Inventory and Analysis

A Guide to Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried in the North by Forest Inventory and Analysis Cassandra Olson Anita F. Cholewa Available here as a pdf download: USDA_USFS_Guidetononnativeplants

By August 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection

Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection

Know-Observe-Report Know the high priority invasives If you observe these in a waterbody, mark the location and take a photo Report the observation to FLXplantID@gmail.com Help us detect the region’s most dangerous invasives before it is too late! Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Card: Early Detection card

By August 20, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
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 →