Important events & dates

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PRISM Partner Meeting Schedule: Our PRISM partners have decided to meet on a seasonal/quarterly basis. We will continue to meet the third week of these months:  January, April, July, and October alternating between Wednesdays and Thursdays. For information on upcoming meetings and locations, please contact Rob Williams, the PRISM Coordinator at

PRISM Invasive Species Webinars are held the last Wednesday of each month (except, July, August, and December). To join in on these webinars please contact Rob Williams   

Spotted Lanternfly Virtual Symposium

Spotted Lanternfly Virtual Symposium Thursday, May 15th, 10 AM- 3:45 PM Zoom link to join the webinar: Password: SLF This spotted lanternfly SCRI symposium is open to all and registration is not necessary to attend. This symposium will be recorded and posted on the North Eastern IPM SLF project website at .  Questions […]

What To Know about Native & Invasive Plants and Pollinators Webinar

When: Wednesday, May 20th 1pm-3:00pm Register: Join Sue Gwise, Cornell Cooperative Extension‘s Horticulture Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator, and Megan Pistolese, SLELO PRISM‘s Outreach and Education Coordinator, as they discuss native plants for your yard. Matt Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist with New York’s Natural Heritage Program, will discuss how you can support community science through photographing pollinators in […]

Asian Jumping Worm Webinar

When: Thursday, May 21st, 1 pm-2 pm Register for zoom meeting details: Presenter: Dr. Annise Dobson-postdoctoral researcher at Yale University Asian jumping worm is an invasive earthworm that dramatically impacts the health of the landscape and forested soils. This invasive worm easily goes unnoticed and is mostly unknowingly spread by gardeners through infested nursery […]

Invasive Species Awareness Week

New York will celebrate its 7th annual ISAW June 7-13, 2020 The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action […]

You can help Enhance Outreach for Spotted Lanternfly Webinar

Click Here to REGISTER for the Webinar   The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest that feeds on a wide range of fruit, ornamental and woody trees. If allowed to this pest could seriously impact the country’s grape, orchard, logging, and even our tourism industries. SLF is considered a high priority prevention species on a […]

Using Biocontrol’s to Suppress Invasive Species

  REGISTER Using biological controls to suppress invasive species can be a complex undertaking, but it can be an effective tool in our efforts to protect our lands and waters from the adverse impacts of invasive species. This webinar will provide an introduction to how biological controls are tested and used effectively, discuss progress on […]

Enhancing The Health Of Your Urban Forests

REGISTER Urban forests are a collection of trees and other woody vegetation growing along streets, yards, parks, cemeteries, school grounds, and undeveloped green spaces. Urban forests provide green spaces in otherwise concrete jungles and have numerous environmental, social, and economic benefits. Invasive species and climate change threaten the health of urban forests. This webinar will […]

NY Great Lakes Action Agenda (GLAA) Webinar Series

View Schedule and Register GLAA Projects and Partners Webinars: Learn about partners and projects working to protect, restore, and enhance NY's Great Lakes lands and waters, in support of NY's Great Lakes Action Agenda.  Join every other Tuesday ending on August 25th  between 2-3 pm ET. July 14th join in for Natural Resource Conservation Projects […]

Virtual Urban Walk and Talk

  Friday, July 17th 1pm-2:45pm via zoom CLICK TO REGISTER  Continuing Education Credits for the following:  1.5 Certified Nursery and Landscape Program Credits 1.5 Society of American Foresters Certified Forester Credits International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist Credits (pending) The City of Watertown holds a unique urban arboretum that provides immense beauty and many benefits […]

How Biocontrol Agents are Approved and How to Access Them for Your Invasive Species Management Needs:Free NAISMA Invasive Species Webinar Series

REGISTER (1 CFE for SAF) How Biocontrol Agents are Approved and How to Access Them for Your Invasive Species Management Needs Classical biological control of weeds is an important management tool to control invasive species across large landscapes. This webinar intends to provide a brief history of biocontrol to include the processes in place for […]

Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee Monthly Webinar Series

Interagency Ecological Restoration Quality Committee Monthly Webinar Series Thursday, July 30, 2020 – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET An Introduction to the SER International Principles and Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration Bethanie Walder, Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) REGISTER