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SLELO PRISM

Whetstone Reservoir

About This Priority Conservation Area

Whetstone Reservoir is an approximately 161-acre freshwater artificial water body located within Whetstone Gulf State Park and the Lesser Wilderness State Forest in the eastern Tug Hill region of New York. Water is supplied by the Whetstone Creek inlet at the western end of the reservoir is retained by a small concrete dam at the northeastern end of the water body. Public access is provided by an unimproved boat launch near the dam. G&W Road also provides access along the southern portion of the reservoir for shoreline fishing and launching of canoes and other small watercraft.

Confirmed Invasive Species Observations

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

Tier List Species Recorded 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 PRISMLearn 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

Eradication

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

Containment/Exclusion

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

No Tier 3 Species were found at this PCA at this time. 

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

No Tier 4 Species were found at this PCA at this time. 

Tier 5 Species

Monitor

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

None at this time

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