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

Confirmed Invasive Species Observations

Confirmed observations of SLELO’s tiered invasive species at Fish Creek WMA PCA. For more information, visit iMapInvasives

Tier List Species Recorded at This PCA

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

Tier 1 Species

Early Detection/Prevention 

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. 

Species Recorded at This PCA

No tier 1 species are found at this PCA at this time. 

Tier 2 Species


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. 

Species Recorded at This PCA

No tier 2 species are found at this PCA at this time. 

Tier 3 Species


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. 

Species Recorded at This PCA
  • Glossy buckthorn
  • Phragmites
  • Pale swallow-wort
  • Yellow iris 
  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Water Chestnut

Tier 4 Species

Suppression/Local Control

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. 

Species Recorded at This PCA
  • Curly-leaved pondweed
  • European frog-bit
  • Honeysuckle spp.
  • Purple loosestrife      
  • Wild parsnip  
  • Spotted knapweed          

Tier 5 Species


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. 

Species Recorded at This PCA

No tier 5 species are found at this PCA at this time. 

Species Recorded at this PCA that are not listed in SLELO PRISM's Tiers

  • Canadian Thistle 
  • Colt’s foot 
  • Common mullein 
  • Imula helenium (elecampane) 
  • Mugwort 
  • St. John’s wort 
  • Tufted vetch 
  • White poplar 

PCA Evaluations (Score Cards)

Field Reports

Treatment Reports

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