The mission of the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) is to protect native habitats, biodiversity, natural areas, and freshwater resources by using a collaborative and integrated approach to invasive species management with emphasis on: prevention, early detection, rapid response, education and outreach.
Our work is a collaborative effort among multiple partners. Our work is focused on priority initiatives identified by our partnership. These priorities guide our strategic planning and actions and are aligned with our mission to protect our lands and waters from the impacts of invasive species. Read More..
As the SLELO PRISM continues to implement successful and innovative projects, our team has expanded to meet the needs of our program. This increased capacity allows us to deliver more effective and targeted approaches to invasive species spread prevention, early detection, control and management. Learn more about the staff and how our roles tie together to deliver the most successful program possible. Read More..
Discovering populations of invasive species before they become too large to manage, known as Early Detection, gives a strategic advantage to prevention and management initiatives. Help SLELO reduce the negative impacts that invasive species can cause to the environment, economy and/or human health by volunteering with us today. Read More…
Spotted lanternfly feeds on nearly 70 different plant species including apple and grapes. Being that New York is the second largest apple producer and third largest grape producer in the US the state stands to loose $358.4 million in annual crop yields.
The first phase of this initiative, “Aquatic and Riparian Invasive Species Inventory and Habitat Assessment,” focused on three select tributaries in Eastern Lake Ontario—Sandy Creek, South Sandy Creek and Deer