Sep 12, 2014

Carrie Brown-Lima Appointed Coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute

It is with a great amount of excitement that the Department of Natural Resources of the NYS College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University announces the appointment of Carrie Brown-Lima as the coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute. You will find more details about her background and her contact info in the attached announcement.  Carrie will be making the rounds and will meet many of you over the next months at various meetings.  We all look forward to re-invigorating the NYISRI to help address the invasive species research needs in New York.  [Submitted by Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources]

Sep 10, 2014

Special Webcast - Risk Assessment for Invasive Ponto-Caspian Fish into the Great Lakes

Are there new invasive fish species coming to North America and the Great Lakes? The SLELO PRISM will be sponsoring a special webcast presented by Dave MacNeill, Great Lakes Fisheries Specialist with NY Sea Grant and SLELO PRISM Partner on Wednesday September 10th at 1:00 pm. To receive a webex link contact Rob Williams, SLELO PRISM Coordinator at

Sep 4, 2014

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species



Albany, NY

September 2, 2014

Governor Cuomo Signs Bill Aiding in Fight Against Aquatic Invasive Species

Taking another significant step forward in the fight against invasive species in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation prohibiting the launch of watercraft in New York State without taking reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.  New Yorkers owe a debt of gratitude for the passage of this legislation to bill sponsors Senator Thomas O'Mara and Assemblymember Barbara Lifton for their leadership on this issue in the Legislature, and to the many lake associations, elected officials, and private and public organizations across the state that weighed in on this important issue.

Click here for the full text of the Governor's press release.