Black Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 526-acre natural wetland complex consisting of a barrier beach dune, open water, emergent marsh, and wooded shrub swamp. Due to the unique natural characteristics of Black Pond, it has been designated as a significant coastal fish and wildlife habitat by the New York Department of State, as well as a Bird Conservation Area. The area serves as a breeding and over-wintering habitat for birds. The area is also bordered by the El Dorado Beach Preserve which is owned by The Nature Conservancy. Together, the two parcels contain a significant length of natural shoreline, which attracts several species of migrating shorebirds during late summer and early fall.
Confirmed observations of SLELO’s tiered invasive species at Black Pond-El Dorado PCA. For more information, visit iMapInvasives
The invasive species tiers guide management priorities in New York State and are utilized by the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management or PRISM network. The species in each tier are categorized by their distribution, abundance, and available management options, and may vary depending on the region. The species listed below are the species categorized in the SLELO PRISM region. View a full list of tiered species in the SLELO PRISM. Learn about New York State Invasive Species Tiers and view a Story-Map.
The management approach is early detection & prevention. Species are not known to be in the SLELO region but are within 100 miles and an introduction pathway exists.
No tier 1 species are found at this PCA at this time.
Management approach is eradication. Species are known to be present in the SLELO region but are in low abundance with suitable treatment methods available to make eradication feasible with Priority Conservation Areas.
No tier 2 species are found at this PCA at this time.
The management approach is containment/exclusion. Species are too widespread for eradication from the region, but some areas remain unaffected. Targeted management can be used to suppress the population within Priority Conservation Areas.
The management approach is suppression/local control. Species are present and widespread throughout the region with no chance of eradication. Localized management is applied to protect high-priority resources like rare plant habitats or recreation areas.
The management approach is to monitor. Species may or may not be in the region but are difficult to respond to or require more knowledge of distribution, and management options.
No tier 5 species are found at this PCA at this time.