New York State’s PRISM Network

Stakeholders have formed eight PRISMs (Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management) that create a state-wide network to address the threat of invasive species. Their cooperation and activities are vital components of an integrated approach to invasive species management in New York.

What You Can Do

PRISMs are a great way to get involved in invasive species management.

  1. Contact a PRISM leader (below) for more information.
  2. Join your regional invasive species/PRISM listserve.
  3. Join the PRISM Learning Webinars for updates, online presentations, and announcements.

State-Wide PRISM-Staff Directory

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) 

Host Organization: The Nature Conservancy

Capital-Mohawk PRISM 

Host Organization: Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension

  • Coordinator: Kristopher Williams, kbw44@cornell.edu (C)  518-321-0189 (W) 518-885-8995 x2218
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator: Lauren Henderson ljh257@cornell.edu (O) 518-885-8995 x2216, 
  • Education/Outreach Coordinator: Lauren Mercier lnm47@cornell.edu
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator: Nichole Campbell  nlc64@cornell.edu (W) 518-885-8995 x2211

Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) 

Host Organization: Catskill Center

Finger Lakes PRISM 

Host Organization: Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Lower Hudson PRISM 

Host Organization:

  • Coordinator: Linda Rohleder, lrohleder@nynjtc.org (O)201-512-9348 x821, (C) 732-939-3461
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager: Ryan Goolic rgoolic@nynjtc.org, 201-512-9348 x833 
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator: Lindsay Yoder, lyoder@teatown.org 409-782-6468 cell
  • Invasive Species Citizen Science Program Coordinator: Brent Boscarino,Brent@NYNJTC.org 201-512-9348 x832

Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) 

Host Organization: Long Island Native Plant Initiative (631)560-9945

St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) PRISM 

Western New York PRISM 

Host Organization: Buffalo State University  


Rob Williams                              rwilliams@tnc.org                     Program Director

Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org
Outreach and Education

Brittney Rogers brittney.rogers@tnc.org 
Aquatic Invasive Species

Robert Smith       robert.l.smith@tnc.org 
Terrestrial Invasive Species

Zachary Simek    zachary.simek@TNC.ORG     Conservation and GIS Analyst

During this time the best way to contact our team is via email.