Black Pond Wildlife Management Area

About This Priority Conservation Area

Black Pond WMA is a natural lakeshore barrier and wetland complex designated as a Bird Conservation Area. The complex spans 526 acres along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in Ellisburg, NY. Connected to the north shore of Black Pond is the El Dorado Beach Preserve, owned by The Nature Conservancy, the combined parcels make up a large natural shoreline that is considered to be a rare ecological community that provides significant habitat for coastal fish, and breeding and migrating birds (NYSDEC).

Known Invasive Species Established Here

  • Common buckthorn ( year reported: 2019)
  • Common reed grass (year reported: 2019)
  • Pale swallow-wort (year reported: 2019)
  • Curly-leaved pondweed (year reported: 2019)
  • Eurasian water-milfoil (year reported: 2019)
  • European frog-bit (year reported: 2019)
  • Leafy spurge (year reported: 2019)
  • Purple loosestrife (year reported: 2019)
  • Climbing nightshade (year reported: 2019)
  • Common barberry (year reported: 2019)
  • Creeping Jenny (year reported: 2019)
  • Eastern helleborine (year reported: 2019)
  • Garlic mustard (year reported: 2019)
  • Great mullein (year reported: 2019)
  • Honeysuckle spp. (year reported: 2019)

Field Reports

Images From the Field

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

Zachary Simek     zachary.simek@TNC.ORG Conservation and GIS Analyst

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


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