SLELO PRISM is a collaborative effort between numerous principal and cooperating partners throughout the region.The contributions and expertise provided by these partners is the key to our success.Current partners include

We're Part of a State-wide Invasive Species Management Network

In addition to local partnerships, SLELO is part of a larger state-wide Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) aimed to address the threat of invasive species. PRISMS are vital components of an integrated approach to invasive species management in New York.

To get involved:

  1. Contact a PRISM leader (below) for more information.
  2. Join your regional invasive species/PRISM listserve.
  3. Join the monthly PRISM conference call 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, (C)  518-321-0189 (W) 518-885-8995 x2218
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator: (O) 518-885-8995 x2215 Pending
  • Education/Outreach Coordinator: Lauren Mercier
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator: Nichole Campbell (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, (O)201-512-9348 x821, (C) 732-939-3461
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Manager: Ryan Goolic, 201-512-9348 x833 
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Program Coordinator: Lindsay Yoder, 409-782-6468 cell
  • Invasive Species Citizen Science Program Coordinator: Brent Boscarino, 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  

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Prevent the introduction of invasive species into the SLELO PRISM.

Rapidly detect new and recent invaders and eliminate all individuals within a specific area.

Share resources, including funding personnel, equipment, information, and expertise.

Collect, utilize, and share information regarding surveys, infestations, control methods, monitoring, and research.

Control invasive species infestations by using best management practices, methods and techniques to include: ERADICATION (which is to eliminate all individuals and the seed bank from an area), CONTAINMENT (which is reducing the spread of established infestations from entering an uninfested area) and SUPPRESSION which is to reduce the density but not necessarily the total infested area.

Develop and implement effective restoration methods for areas that have been degraded by invasive species and where suppression or control has taken place.

Increase public awareness and understanding of invasive species.

Develop and implement innovative technologies that help us to better understand, visualize, alleviate or manage invasive species and their impacts or that serve to strengthen ecosystem function and/or processes.

PRISM Manager                                           Rob Williams                      

Outreach                                                  MeganPistolese 

Aquatic Invasive Species                       Brittney Rogers              


Terrestrial Invasive Species                   Robert Smith