Time and resources are limited, therefore, it is important that SLELO-PRISM partners focus the management of invasive species on sites that are considered ecologically important and/or sites that are considered to have conservation value. In addition, sites that are considered to be seed banks, vectors, or that pose a proximity threat to high-value sites are all factors involved in determining site-based management on both public and private lands. The SLELO partnership has named these sites as Priority Conservation Areas or PCA’s.
We are currently conducting work across 24 PCA’s. The PCA’s are then further divided into Highly Probable Areas (HPA’s).
HPAs include those areas where human activities or site conditions increase the probability of an invasive species becoming established. Conditions and activities at these HPAs may facilitate invasion in several ways, like human movement through the area, disturbances caused by concentrated human activities, and site conditions. Some examples for HPAs in aquatic areas include boat launches, fishing access sites, and coves with shallow slow-moving waters. HPAs in terrestrial areas include trailheads, parking areas, campgrounds, and disturbed areas from logging or other events.
Below you will find an update for each PCA we are currently working in based on the field reports that have been conducted in these areas since 2013. There are additional species that we have focused our survey and treatment efforts on, which are also reported here. Additional details from field reports and other management efforts can be found on individual pages.
|Species-Specific Efforts||Most Recent Field Survey conducted by SLELO PRISM||Status*|
|Giant Hogweed||2019||Management Underway|
|PCA||Most Recent Field Survey conducted by SLELO PRISM||Status*|
|Black Lake||2020 Field Report||No New T12|
|Black River||New Site|
|Chaumont Barrens||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||New Site|
|Chaumont Bay||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||No New T12|
|Guffin Bay||2019||Management Underway|
|Delta Lake||2017 Field Report||Management Underway|
|Fish Creek WMA||2019 Field Report||No New T12|
|French Creek||2019 Field Report||No New T12|
|Kasoag Lake; West branch of Fish Creek||2016 Field Report||Management Underway|
|ELOS: Black Pond||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||No New T12|
|ELOS: Deer Creek Marsh WMA||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||Partner|
|ELOS: El’Dorado Preserve||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||No New T12|
|ELOS: Lakeview WMA||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||Partner|
|ELOS: Sandy Pond||2014||Partner|
|Little John WMA||2019 Field Report||No New T12|
|Mud Bay||2016 Field Report||No New T12|
|Mud Lake||2019 Field Report||No New T12|
|Oneida Lake||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||Management Underway|
|Three Mile Bay WMA||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||Management Underway|
|Perch River WMA||2015 Field Report||Management Underway|
|Salmon River Estuary||2020 SLELO PRISM ED Program Report||No New T12|
|Silver Lake Fen||2013 Field Report||Management Underway|
|Tug Hill Plateau (ISPZ)||2018 Field Report||No New T12|
|Upper & Lower Lakes WMA||2019 Field Report||No New T12|
|Whetstone Reservoir||2018 Field Report||No IS Present|