New York state residents interested in preventing the spread of invasive species can take action.
Through Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), concerned residents collaborate with state agencies, resource managers, non-governmental organizations, industry, and resource users. Partnerships covering eight geographic areas are located across New York state.
Core PRISM functions are to:
- Plan regional invasive species management
- Develop early detection and rapid response capacity
- Implement eradication projects
- Educate — in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Conservation Coordinate PRISM partners
- Recruit and train volunteers
- Support research through citizenscience
NEW YORK STATE PRISM OFFICES
AdirondackAdirondack Park Invasive Program (APIPP)
Adirondack Nature Conservancy
PO Box 65
Keene Valley, NY 12943
Capital - Mohawk(Capital PRISM)
TNC Eastern NY Chapter
195 New Karner Rd Suite 201
Albany, NY 12205-4605
CatskillsCatskills Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP)
Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
P.O. Box 504 State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406
Finger Lakes(FL PRISM)
TNC C/WNY Chapter
1048 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607
Long IslandLong Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)
TNC Long Island Chapter
250 Lawrence Hill Road
Cold Spring Harbor,
631-367-3225 ext. 125
Lower Hudson(Hudson PRISM)
Palisades Interstate Park Commission Administration Building
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
(845)786-2701 ext 299
David Strayer Cary
Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Millbrook, NY 12545- 0178
St. Lawrence and Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO)
Western New York(Western PRISM)
Ecology and Environment Buffalo Corporate Ctr.
368 Pleasant View Dr.
Lancaster, NY 14086
To join the listserv to any one of the above PRISMs, send an e-mail to cce-XXXX-l-
firstname.lastname@example.org with “join” [no quotes] in the message body. Replace XXXX with name listed in parenthesis for each above PRISM, but do not include any spaces in the PRISM name (e.g. for Lower Hudson send an e-mail to email@example.com).
Simple Steps to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species
Invasive species are primarily introduced and moved from place to place by human activities. The good news is that we can do something to stop their spread.
Here are a few simple steps to help prevent the spread of invasive species:
Ladd Johnson, NOAA/Great Lakes
- Landscape and garden with non-invasive plants.
Ask your local nursery staff for help.
- Inspect and clean your boat and gear
thoroughly before moving between
different bodies of water.
- Clean mud and seeds from your
boots, bikes, or all-terrain vehicles
after each use.
- Use firewood local to the area you
are visiting to avoid introducing
dangerous forest pests and diseases.
- Never release aquarium fish and plants, live bait,
or pets into the wild.
- Volunteer locally to help remove invasive species. Educate others.