Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs)
Legislation enacted in 2003 called for a multi-interest (state agencies, conservation organizations and trade) team lead by DEC and state Agriculture and Markets to explore the invasive species issue and to provide recommendations to the state. Among the recommendations of the NYS Invasive Species Task Force was the formation of eight Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) to prevent or minimize the harm caused by invasive species on New York's environment, economy and the health and well-being of the State's citizens. PRISMs will coordinate invasive species management functions including coordinating partner efforts, recruiting and training citizen volunteers, identifying and delivering education and outreach, establishing early detection monitoring networks and implementing direct eradication and control efforts.
Click for an updated listing of 2013 Monthly PRISM Conference Calls and topics.
Click for a listing (with links) of recordings of monthly PRISM WebEx conference calls (with presentations).
To facilitate communication within and among PRISMs, eight e-mail "listserves" (or electronic mailing lists) have been established, one for each of the eight PRISMs. The PRISM listserves are managed by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program.
Click here for the list of PRISM contacts and instructions to Subscribe to and Unsubscribe.
Note: only members of a listserve can post messages to that list.
The names of the eight PRISM listserves are:
|Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Programemail@example.com|
|Catskills Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Finger Lakes PRISMemail@example.com|
|Lower Hudson PRISMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Long Island Invasive Species Management Areaemail@example.com|
|St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario PRISMfirstname.lastname@example.org|