Lakeview WMA

About This Priority Conservation Area

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area spans 3,461 acres making part of the largest natural freshwater barrier beach system in New York State. Lakeview is located off State Route 2, 20 miles southwest of Watertown or 15 miles northwest of Pulaski. Lakeview provides diverse habitats including, open fields, shrub lands, woodlands, wetlands, and a natural barrier beach. It is open to the public year-round with restricted access to the sensitive barrier beach system. 

Confirmed Invasive Species Observations

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

Tier List Species Established at This PCA

These 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 categorized in each tier are dependent on species distribution, abundance, and management options available, 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 were found at this PCA at this time. 

Tier 2 Species


The 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 were 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

Common buckthorn  
Glossy buckthorn 
Japanese knotweed 
Oriental bittersweet 
Yellow iris 

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
Eurasian water-milfoil
European frog-bit
Honeysuckle spp.
Leafy spurge
Purple loosestrife
Wild parsnip
Zebra mussel

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 were found at this PCA at this time. 

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

  • Bishop’s goutweed
  • Climbing nightshade
  • Cut-leaved teasel
  • Multiflora rose
  • Stringy stonecrop
  • Tufted vetch

PCA Evaluations (Score Cards)

Field Reports

Treatment Reports

Images From the Field