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SLELO PRISM

Early Detection Program

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.

Reports

Priority Conservation Areas

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.

*Status:

  • No New T12 – no new Tier 1 or Tier 2 species found during field survey
  • Management Underway – Efforts being conducted to manage species at site
  • New Site – New PCA added, no HPAs or surveys completed yet
  • Partner – Currently being monitored by SLELO Partner organization
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
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PREVENTION
Prevent the introduction of invasive species into the SLELO PRISM.

EARLY DETECTION & RAPID RESPONSE
Rapidly detect new and recent invaders and eliminate all individuals within a specific area.

COOPERATION
Share resources, including funding personnel, equipment, information, and expertise.

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Collect, utilize, and share information regarding surveys, infestations, control methods, monitoring, and research.

CONTROL
Control invasive species infestations by using best management practices, methods and techniques to include: ERADICATION (which is to eliminate all individuals and the seed bank from an area), CONTAINMENT (which is reducing the spread of established infestations from entering an uninfested area) and SUPPRESSION which is to reduce the density but not necessarily the total infested area.

RESTORATION
Develop and implement effective restoration methods for areas that have been degraded by invasive species and where suppression or control has taken place.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Increase public awareness and understanding of invasive species.

INNOVATION
Develop and implement innovative technologies that help us to better understand, visualize, alleviate or manage invasive species and their impacts or that serve to strengthen ecosystem function and/or processes.

Rob Williams rwilliams@tnc.org 
PRISM Coordinator

Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org 
Outreach and Education

Brittney Rogers brittney.rogers@tnc.org 
Aquatic Invasive Species

Robert Smith robert.l.smith@tnc.org 
Terrestrial Invasive Species

During this time the best way to contact our team is via email.

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