CCE ISP Posts Listing of Potential Invasive Species Funding Sources
The Cornell University Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program (CCE ISP) has posted an informational listing of private funding sources known to have funded environmental issues and which may be open to funding invasive species topics are presented with their granting geographic range, grant amounts, how to make first contact, e-mail and USPS mail addresses, contacts information, and explanatory notes. Also in the listing are sources of outreach and education grants and implementation grants.
State of Invasive Species Outreach and Education, 2013-2014 Report Available
In the past two years, the invasive species management structure envisioned by the New York State Invasive Species Task Force in 2005 has been fully realized. The final Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) contract was executed, resulting in State-funded statewide coverage by eight coordinated private-public invasive species management partnerships and three state-level information management programs (the NY iMapInvasives program, the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse, and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Statewide Invasive Species Program). In addition, these years saw the restart of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute. These programs, fully functional and funded, created an information and resource infrastructure for statewide strategic planning and for application at the regional and local scale. In addition to these steps forward for statewide invasive species management, 2014 was a banner year for New York Invasive species legislation, with the passage of three important items of invasive species.
This report, prepared for the NY Invasive Species Council by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Statewide Invasive Species Program, presents the accomplishments of all of the components of the NYS invasive species program.
CapMo PRISM Interns
Joining the CapMo PRISM for the summer are interns Tegan Matthews a student at SUNY Cobleskill and Collin Graves a student at Cornell. They will be doing various projects including inventory for iMap, developing material for and participating in education/ outreach events. One position is paid through the PRISM, and the other is paid through Cornell University.