SLELO PRISM

Our Partners in the SLELO Region

SLELO PRISM is a collaborative effort between numerous principal and cooperating partners throughout the region. Current partners include:

If you host an invasive species workshop/event please fill out this google form to help us keep track of the education and outreach efforts that occur in SLELO PRISM.

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.

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 monthly PRISM conference call for updates, online presentations, and announcements.

State-Wide PRISM-Staff Directory

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) 518-576-7244

Host Organization : The Nature Conservancy

Capital-Mohawk PRISM 518-885-8995

Host Organization: Saratoga County Cornell Cooperative Extension

(C)  518-321-0189 (W) 518-885-8995 x2218

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator: (O) 518-885-8995 x2215 Pending
  • Education/Outreach Coordinator: Lauren Mercier lnm47@cornell.edu
  • Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator: Nichole Campbell (W) 518-885-8995 x2211 nlc64@cornell.edu

Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) (845) 586 2611

Host Organization: Catskill Center

(W)845-586-2611 x120 (C) 845-707-3556

  • Catskill Center Strike Team (Seasonal Staff) (W)845-586-2611 x 121

Finger Lakes PRISM www.fingerlakeinvasives.org (315)781-4385

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

Lower Hudson PRISM (201)512-9348

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) (631)560-9945

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

St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) PRISM 315 387 3600 x7725

Western New York PRISM (716)878-4780

Host Organization: Buffalo State University

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PREVENTION
Prevent the introduction of invasive species into the SLELO PRISM.

EARLY DETECTION & RAPID RESPONSE
Rapidly detect new and recent invaders and eliminate all individuals within a specific area.

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

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

CONTROL
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.

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

EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Increase public awareness and understanding of invasive species.

INNOVATION
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.

Rob Williams
PRISM Coordinator

Megan Pistolese
Outreach and Education

Brittney Rogers
Aquatic Invasive Species

Robert Smith
Terrestrial Invasive Species

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