SLELO PRISM

Chaumont Barrens

About This Priority Conservation Area

 Located in Chaumont, NY, is Chaumont Barrens, one of the finest examples of an Alvar grassland in the world (NYSDEC).  

Alvars are characterized by shallow soils and rocky terrain. In these conditions, only plants that are highly adaptable to flooding, drought, and extreme temperatures survive. Prairie smoke, Geum triflorum, grows in Chaumont Barrens and is found nowhere else in the northeast.  

 

Known Invasive Species Established Here

  • Common buckthorn (reported in 2019)
  • Oriental bittersweet (reported in 2019)
  • Pale swallow-wort (reported in 2019)
  • Common barberry (reported in 2019)
  • Garlic mustard (reported in 2019)
  • Honeysuckle spp. (reported in 2019)
  • Tufted vetch  (reported in 2019)

Field Reports

Images From the Field

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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
PRISM Coordinator

Megan Pistolese
Outreach and Education

Brittney Rogers
Aquatic Invasive Species

Robert Smith
Terrestrial Invasive Species

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