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SLELO PRISM

Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area

 

About this Priority Conservation Area

The Fish Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located near the towns Macomb and De Peyster, St. Lawrence County. This WMA is a 4,438-acre area and includes a 2,046-acre natural wetland and 2,392 acres of mostly softwood and young hardwood forests. There are a few parking areas and cartop launches into Fish Creek with interpretive panels. Wildlife potentially encountered includes muskrats, beavers, marshbirds as well as other mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that inhabit or migrate through the state. For more information on this WMA, please visit our partners at NYSDEC

 

Known Invasive Species Established in PCA

  • Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
  • Colts Foot (Tussilago farfara)
  • Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
  • Common Mullein (Verbascum Thapsus)
  • Elecampane (Inula helenium)
  • Eurpean Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
  • Honeysuckle spp. (Lonicera spp.)
  • Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
  • Pale swallow-wort (Cynanchum rossicum) 
  • Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
  • Wild Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

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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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