Thirteen of our twenty-five Priority Conservation Areas (PCA’s) were surveyed for prevention or watch list species during the 2017 field season. Thanks to our Early Detection Team Bryna Daykin and Alicia Wood. Surveillance included a close look at hundreds of Highly Probable Areas or (HPA’s). Duly noted are two detections of Rusty Crayfish in Oneida and Delta Lakes. Partner observations included trap finds of Emerald Ash Borer in St. Lawrence County.
Our Rapid Response/Control Team Mike Parks and Ed Miller successfully treated 16 PCA’s for giant hogweed, swallowort, Phragmites and Japanese knotweed totaling some 123 acres of invasive species management. Nice work team!