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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 →
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 →
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 →
We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

The Finger Lakes Institute is now hiring to fill full-time, temporary positions on the Water Chestnut Strike Team! Clink the links below to check out the job descriptions and apply online! Water Chestnut Strike Team Leader Water Chestnut Strike Team Members

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 →
Request for Bids- Aquatic Herbicide Treatment of Water Chestnut in the Finger Lakes PRISM Region

Request for Bids- Aquatic Herbicide Treatment of Water Chestnut in the Finger Lakes PRISM Region

The Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (Finger Lakes PRISM) is requesting bids for the chemical control of water chestnut at two sites: in Red Creek, located in Wolcott, NY (approx. 7 acres) and Seneca River/Barge Canal adjacent to Howland Island Wildlife […]

Request for Bids- Herbicide Treatment on the Finger Lakes National Forest

Request for Bids- Herbicide Treatment on the Finger Lakes National Forest

FLNF non-native invasive plant herbicide treatments along trails Contact the Finger Lakes PRISM for full contract package at FLPRISM@GMAIL.com Application deadline is May 18, 2018 at 12pm Eastern. Contract specifications: A contractor is sought to treat non-native invasive plants (NNIP) along four miles of trail on the Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) this summer, plus […]

Partner Survey 2017-18

Partner Survey 2017-18

We continue to grow our efforts to combat invasive species in our region thanks to the dedicated efforts of our partners. Sharing the regional scale of these efforts through our annual report helps us to bring more focus and grant money to the task. We ask you to take 15 minutes to complete our survey. […]

By April 3, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Finger Lakes PRISM Annual Report for 2016-2017

Finger Lakes PRISM Annual Report for 2016-2017

Read the full report here: 2016_2017AnnualReport_07_19_17 Partners, The Finger Lakes-PRISM saw much growth over the 2016-2017 fiscal year. We trained 110 people in the iMapInvasives mapping system which saw 7,874 observations input into the mapping system for the region. We continued to engage partners to pilot bootbrush stations on their trails and properties; sponsored two AIS […]

By November 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
2017 Finger Lakes Research Conference- Register Today!

2017 Finger Lakes Research Conference- Register Today!

JOIN US! 2017 Finger Lakes Research Conference November 17, 2017   The BIG THREE in the Finger Lakes: Contaminants, Invasive Species, and Excess Nutrients This year’s program will focus on the BIG THREE issues in the Finger Lakes and showcase research and strategies to combat them. Presentations will be made on emerging contaminants, invasive species, […]

By October 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →