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Identifying & Reporting Spotted Lanternfly and Tree-of-heaven with NY iMapInvasives

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

1 PM-2:30 PM est


Attend this virtual event hosted by NY iMapInvasives and the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets to learn more about SLF, TOH, and how you can participate in this effort. Visit www.nyimapinvasives.org/slf for more information and to claim a grid square on the map to look for these species out in the field and report your findings to iMapInvasives.

NYS is seeking volunteers like you to look for two invasive species in your area: Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and Tree-of-heaven (TOH). You can help protect New York’s agriculture and forests by knowing what to look for and how to report it to New York’s official invasive species database, iMapInvasives.

SLF is an invasive pest from Asia that feeds on a variety of plants including grapes, hops, and maple trees, posing a severe threat to NY forests and agriculture. SLF has been found in several locations in NY but has not yet spread to much of the state. One potential pathway for the spread of SLF is its preferred host plant, tree-of-heaven (TOH), which is already found in many locations across NY. Agencies and conservation partners across the state are working to protect our state resources from these invasive species, and are requesting help from volunteers to complement these efforts.


October 27
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between  Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting at 10 am.

If you are a Partner and want to receive partner meeting invitations and announcements please follow this link. 

If you are not a Partner and have an interest in attending a Partner Meeting as a guest, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Manager at rwilliams@tnc.org.

Save the Date for 2021 Partner Meetings:

Due to COVID, all meetings will be virtual until further notice. 

Wednesday, January 26th @ 10am

Thursday, April 15th @ 10am

Wednesday, July 7th @ 10am

Thursday, October 21 @10am

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held on the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December).

View the Webinar Schedule

Access Webinar Recordings 

iMapInvasives holds training webinars after the PRISM Invasive Species Webinars from 1 pm-2 pm. Visit the iMap website for details and to register.