Protector’s Activity: Monitor for Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly lay their eggs in the fall. Keep an eye out for adults until cold weather and for egg masses now through the winter. Learn what to look for and what to do if you find SLF in this Protector’s blog.

Protector’s Activity: Help Track Beech Leaf Disease

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is the newest threat to beech trees and is spreading rapidly across the Northeastern United States and Canada. You can help by learning to recongize and report BLD.

Garden Protector’s Activity: Supporting Pollinators

Specialized relationships exist between plants, animals, pollinators, and other insects. Invasive species threaten native plants and wildlife by altering the natural habitats on which native species depend.

Removing Water Chestnut From the Oswegatchie River

SLELO partners, stakeholders and volunteers have joined forces to control a large water chestnut infestation on the Oswegatchie River.

EAB Biocontrol

Thirty-eight counties across the state of New York contain at least one of the four federally approved biocontrol agents for emerald ash borer. Three of these species are currently present in the SLELO region.

Connected Waters eDNA Project

SLELO PRISM and APIPP PRISM are collaborating to continue environmental DNA sampling that has been occurring in SLELO PRISM and expand into the Adirondack’s region.

Removing Water Chestnut by Hand

Removing water chestnut by hand is a fun and effective way to suppress their populations. Check out this blog to learn how to organize a hand-pull on your own waterfront property!

Species Spotlight: Beech Leaf Disease

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is the newest threat to beech trees and is spreading rapidly. In New York, BLD has been found in 14 new counties this year, for a total of 35 infected counties. It was recently found in Oswego county in the SLELO region, and nearby on the southwestern edge of the Adirondacks.

Newsletter Cover Story: Summer 2022

Small-scale projects that restore critical corridors can have profound impacts on ecological integrity and resilience in connected landscapes. Learn how work being done along the dunes restores health along the 17-mile dunes coastal barrier.

Partner Spotlight: NYS OPRHP SCA Members Hard at Work

NYS Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation SCA members have been hard at work this field season controlling invasive species.

Invasive Species Removals at Thompson Park  

The City of Watertown and Friends of Thompson Park have been working hard to control invasive species.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Updates

An update showcasing hemlock woolly adelgid early detection surveys for 2022.

Terrestrial Updates: Summer 2022

Get the latest terrestrial updates from the 2022 field season.