The Finger Lakes Institute and Finger Lakes PRISM have now published the invasive species field guide with over 100 pages of resources to help your identifying invasive and native species in the region. This guide was created in response to the growing threat of invasive species in the Finger Lakes region, with the intention of helping members of the public identify local flora and fauna and learn to distinguish between invasive species and native species.
This guide is applicable to the counties within the Finger Lakes Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM): Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Tompkins, Tioga, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates.
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We are pleased to announce the launch of APIPP’s Stem Injection Tool Loaner Program. Landowners may now request access to APIPP’s specialized herbicide application equipment to facilitate the effective and environmentally conscious control of knotweed on their own property.
Participants will receive free access to a stem injection tool, along with technical advice and support from APIPP’s Terrestrial Project Coordinator, Zack Simek. To be eligible, participants must complete a landowner assumption of risk and release of liability form and management sites must be in upland areas, greater than 100 feet from any wetlands or waterbodies, and fall within the property boundaries of the person requesting the tool. Equipment will be offered through September on a first come, first served basis. Guidance on herbicide products to use with the tool will be provided, but NOT the products themselves.
New York is celebrating its fifth Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) July 8-14, 2018.
The mission of New York’s ISAW is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action to stop the invasion! This year’s theme is “What YOU can do to stop the spread!” focusing on the positive actions we can all take to prevent the spread of invasive species.
There will be numerous invasive species-related public events held during ISAW 2018, join in by attending an event or hosting your own. As planning continues, be sure to check out the Calendar of events to learn about what is happening in your area.
10 Ways for Citizens to Take Action during NY Invasive Species Awareness Week
Conduct research to learn more about NY’s regulated and prohibited invasive species
Attend a training to learn how to identify or manage invasive species
Check your property for signs and symptoms of invasive species
Manage invasive species if they’ve become established on your property
Help to track and map invasive species on public lands using iMapInvasives
Participate in an invasive species control or post-control restoration project
Tell a friend or neighbor about invasive species and the importance of gardening/landscaping with native plants
Write a letter or talk to your elected officials about invasive species solutions and funding
Survey neighborhood trees for damage inflicted by oak wilt, emerald ash borer, hemlock woolly adelgid or other forest pests
Visit the web calendar at Calendar of Events to find events taking place in your region during ISAW
If you’re interested in hosting an event, be sure to check the Call for Events and the Scheduling an Event pages to gather the resources and information you need to host a successful event.
Don’t forget to sign up for your PRISM listserve to get involved with other ISAW activities.
New York Sea Grant is proud to launch the newly restructured New York Invasive Species Information website.
Since day one, when NYIS.info was launched, this page has been all about you. This clearinghouse brings you all the top invasive species information and resources from around New York State. We have been very busy in the background making new updates to improve the quality of our site. We have streamlined sections of our website to better fit your needs. We have created a more responsive interface and faster loading times, making navigation a breeze. We encourage everyone to visit and explore the new site, discovering the new changes and the wide spectrum of resources, some of which you may have missed in the past. Our plan is to continue with momentum and update the look and feel, calendar, species profiles, and more, making sure that you get the most up-to-date information possible.
We are currently sorting through hundreds of pages of content and might not catch it all right away. Thank you to our users for providing us with the necessary feedback both before and during this process. If you come across a page that has an error/issue or pages that you can’t find, let us know!