SLELO PRISM

How to Participate in the Virtual Hike Challenge

Calling all hikers-take the #VirtualHikeChallenge to protect your hemlock trees! Take a hike, check hemlock trees for white woolly masses, and post a photo on Facebook using the hashtag #VirtualHikeChallenge for a chance to win a cool prize!


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Protecting Our Lands With Help From Biological Controls

Dozens of moth pupae known as Hypena opulenta were released in
four sites along Eastern Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River – the epicenter of swallowwort in North America


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Unique Ecological Communities in SLELO

Alvar communities, freshwater dunes, lush forests, flowing rivers, and vast lakes make the St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario region special.


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Spotted Lanternfly is in New York

A few dead and living spotted lanternfly adults and egg masses were recently discovered by a student in an apartment parking lot nearby the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, NY.  […]


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Protecting Connected Landscapes

Connected landscapes are critical to sustaining diversity and resiliency in a changing climate.


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Enhancing Sustainability of Urban Forests

Climate change and invasive pests threaten the health of our urban forests. SLELO PRISM has developed an Urban Forest Sustainability Guide to help communities maintain the health of their urban forests in the face of these challenges.


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Partner Spotlight

Our partners with the Office of Parks and Historic Preservation have Invasive Species Technicians that are aiding invasive species work throughout the Thousand Islands region. One of their projects involves controlling invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle using a chemical-free approach.


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Tiered Species Showcase

We’ve developed a Tiered Species List that is aimed to help better strategize management of invasive species in our region. The system categorizes species by known presence and feasible management approach’s: prevention, eradication, suppression localized control, and monitoring.


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Early Detection Work

Early detection work is a core mission for SLELO PRISM. Learn how we’ve strenghtened our efforts.


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Using Satellites to Spot Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Using advanced remote sensing technologies and computer modeling, hemlock woolly adelgid damage can be detected before significant defoliation or tree mortality occurs, allowing for the efficient deployment of rapid-response field crews to confirm infestations and develop treatment plans.


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Prepare for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

View Our Latest Newsletter The rapid response to the recent confirmed presence of HWA at Lake George was made possible due to the years of planning by APIPP, DEC, NYSHI, […]


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