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The FL-PRISM 2014-2015 Annual Report is Here!


For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2015

Contact: Hilary Mosher, Coordinator, FL-PRISM

The Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management 2014-2015 Annual Report is now available.

The Finger Lakes region encompasses 7.3 million acres of land and is the biggest PRISM region. The
region is home to the Erie Canal; the shoreline of Lake Ontario; numerous hiking, biking, and ATV trails;
and the scenic lakes, which give our region its name. Fortunately, the FL-PRISM has an understanding of
the following:
• the importance of prevention as the first line of defense;
• coordination and partnership as a nexus for information sharing;
• leveraging of resources as an example of synergy in action;
• early detection and rapid response as a means of keeping infestations low on the invasion curve
to protect our ecosystem, human health impacts, and impact to our economy;
• education and outreach as the most cost-effective means of building capacity with community
members and partners;
• communication as a key element for the success of our program;
• control measures and habitat restoration to build resilience in our ecosystems; and
• the need for legislation and support for our initiatives through funding opportunities, supportive
legislation and the ability to network.

The subsequent report will highlight some of the amazing work that has been done over the past
year by those in the FL-PRISM. It will also identify some impediments to the success of the program,
hypothesize potential solutions, and finally describe a vision for the 2015/2016 season.

Document available as a pdf here: PRISM Annual Report 14-15FINAL

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