Aquatic Invasive Species & Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms- HABs, can be a real bummer to summer recreation. Aquatic invasive plants and animals can assist the growth of HABs.

Help Spot Spotted Lanternfly-Adopt a Grid Square

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.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Found in SLELO

The SLELO region is no longer the only region in NYS to have not found hemlock woolly adelgid.

Experts Debunk Myths About Spotted Lanternfly

Have you ever heard the myth that the spotted lanternfly can glow? Learn the truth about this and other myths from the experts from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

Enhancing Sustainability of Urban Forests

Climate change and invasive pests threaten the health of our urban forests. SLELO PRISM has developed an Urban Forest Sustainability Guide to help communities maintain the health of their urban forests in the face of these challenges.

New Invasive Pest Discovered in North America

An iNaturalist.CA report triggered the discovery of a new invasive pest in North America. The elm zigzag sawfly, Aproceros leucopoda Takeuchi, was confirmed present by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency […]

Asian Giant Hornet

What is 5CM long and can take out an entire beehive? The answer is a new invasive insect called the Asian giant hornet.

Celebrate Earth Week with SLELO!

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans joined together to demand a new way forward for our planet. This movement is […]

Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow Wort Collaborative

The Eastern Lake Ontario Swallow-wort Collaborative (ELOSC), a platform for sharing the most up-to-date research and best management practices to inform stakeholders about the prevention and management of this highly aggressive invasive species.

Gearing up for HWA Surveys

The SLELO team is gearing up for hemlock woolly adelgid surveys. We’re interested in learning of hemlock stands in the SLELO region.