Apr 30, 2014

See More Lower Hudson PRISM Events on our Web Site.

Many more PRISM events are posted on our web site at

Apr 22, 2014

NY Invasive Species Awareness Week Blog makes its debut

The First Annual NY INVASIVE SPECIES AWARENESS WEEK will be held statewide July 6-14, 2014. To spread the news of activities taking place across the state to celebrate the week, a new Invasive Specie Awareness Week blog and events calendar page has been taken live on the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse website at NYIS.INFO/blog.

Events will be listed by PRISM region and by county. Check out the page often to see what new events are being planned in your area!


Apr 21, 2014

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets seeks seasonal Assistant Horticultural Inspectors

Seasonal (Spring/Summer) Employment 2014 - NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Plant Industry

POSITION: Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, NS
SALARY: $16.25/hour
APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive
LOCATIONS: Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Suffolk, NY


  • Deploy traps and lures in support of various surveys under established protocols and direction
  • Visually survey for the presence of various pests to assist in identifying plant diseases and insects
  • Collect samples of soil, leaves, seed or other agricultural commodities
  • Label and pack samples for submission to the laboratory for analysis
  • Accurately record survey data and information; assist in data entry of survey information, crop history, dates of survey, field size, treatments and lab results
  • Properly map properties, trees and species and where they are located to detect, eradicate or control plant pests in an assigned geographic area


  • 30 college credits in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants.

Click here to view full job description and application process.