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Local Partner Registration

The Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) is a cooperative partnership of diverse stakeholders from throughout the central region of New York State.

MISSION: To reduce the introduction, spread and impact of invasive species within the Finger Lakes PRISM region through coordinated education, detection, prevention and control measures.

The Finger Lakes PRISM covers 17 Central NY counties: Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates.

We are actively seeking local partners to implement programs including:

Benefits of partnering

FL-PRISM is dedicated to the success of our partners. When you sign up to join our program you get:

  • Organization listing on our web site
  • Event listings on our web site
  • Grant information and application support
  • Regularly updated content for your web site
  • Access to best management practices
  • Technical support
  • Active support of your social media (likes, shares, etc.)
  • Access to partner webinars and partner meetings
  • Access to partner portal


Responsibilities of partnering

One-time activities:

  1. Incorporate our “badge” on your web site
  2. Add our news widget to your site
  3. Add our events widget to your site
  4. Add a link to our web site
  5. Add our analytics code to your site

    1. Active support of our social media (likes, shares, etc.)
    2. Participate in webinars and meetings
  1. Complete annual partner survey


Join our new Finger Lakes PRISM Partnership Program. Sign up below to get more information.

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What’s Next?

After you register, we’ll send you an email detailing our mutual commitments. Reply with your acceptance and we’ll schedule a brief (15 minute) implementation call.

It’s that simple.


Engagement and education are our strongest tools in preventing the invasion and spread of non-native species. We look to your organization to work in your community and engage individuals, educate them and motivate them to help in the fight.

We are working to build a library of resources for you to use, including presentations, webcasts and speakers.  You can access these resources on the Partner portal page.


Rapid Response

When a rapidly-spreading, priority invasive species is detected in our region, we need to be able to call on our partners and ask them to activate volunteers to assist in mitigation.  The process we use is the Early Detection- Rapid Response (EDRR) Protocol.

We will work with you to monitor the invasion an provide technical assistance during the response process.


Invasive Species Management

Depending on the population, we can coordinate grants and other resources to deal with priority invasive species in your area. If you have a species of concern contact us and we can discuss the best management practices to deploy for your situation.