News – Finger Lakes PRISM
K9’s Clear Invasives
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 20:30:32 +0000
Detection dogs are now being trained to hunt down invasive species.
The Hunt for Hydrilla Continues
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:25:35 +0000
Our survey efforts in 2019 are focused on the boat movement pathway of invasion. Specifically, we are surveying areas around boat launches and marinas. We started out collecting macrophyte data every 100 meters anywhere the water depth was 25 feet or shallower, within 1 mile of a launch/marina. Once Hydrilla was detected in late August, […]
Spotted Lanternfly on the Move
Fri, 27 Sep 2019 19:30:36 +0000
Spotted lanternfly are on the move, looking for places to lay their eggs. Keep an eye out for this threat and report any sightings as soon as possible.
Improving Ecosystems with Aquatic Plants
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 20:30:03 +0000
Wetland restoration is critical for improving ecosystem services, but many aquatic plant nurseries do not have facilities similar to those typically used for large-scale plant production.
A Guide to Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried in the North by Forest Inventory and Analysis
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:49:28 +0000
A Guide to Nonnative Invasive Plants Inventoried in the North by Forest Inventory and Analysis Cassandra Olson Anita F. Cholewa Available here as a pdf download: USDA_USFS_Guidetononnativeplants
Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:20:58 +0000
Know-Observe-Report Know the high priority invasives If you observe these in a waterbody, mark the location and take a photo Report the observation to FLXplantID@gmail.com Help us detect the region’s most dangerous invasives before it is too late! Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Card: Early Detection card
Macrophyte Survey Newsletter is here!
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:08:13 +0000
Salvaging the Ash
Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:58:18 +0000
The emerald ash borer may have won in New York. Last summer DEC abandoned its quarantine area, admitting that the regulation wasn’t effective in stopping the spread of the pest. The state created the quarantine in 2015 to slow the insect, which is a shiny green beetle about the size of a penny.
Polar Vortex – Friend or just a Cold Shoulder
Fri, 29 Mar 2019 16:15:28 +0000
The polar vortex that hit Central NY in late January may have helped out with the effort to reduce the impact of invasive species.
Track the Hydrilla Hunt in the Finger Lakes
Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:30:09 +0000
We're on the hunt for Hydrilla and you can follow along in near real time. Our team is performing our annual Hydrilla survey and recording the results ion ArcGis.

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