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…
Help spot spotted lanternfly and tree of heaven-adopt a survey grid square! Learn to recognize and report these invasive species to a state-wide iMapInvasives early detection project. Detecting these species early will help protect New York State’s forests, and agricultural and tourist industries.
Urban forests are street trees and other vegetation that provide green spaces within an urban setting. Urban forests provide immense beauty to cities, as well as many benefits for people and nature. Invasive tree pests threaten the health of our urban forests.
Help protect your urban forests and adopt a tree to monitor for signs of invasive pests.