Though some may be cute, these animals can cause damage to the stability of the food web as well as take native animal habitat. Feral cats, for example, are responsible for the extinction of 33 different bird species across the globe and kill two to four billion birds in the U.S. each year!
Tier 1 Watchlist Species: Not currently in our PRISM - sightings should be immediately reported to DEC, your PRISM, or into iMapInvasives
Tier 2 species: Species within our PRISM that are of high priority as eradication is feasible
Tier 3 & 4 common invasive species in our PRISM: Widespread but containment and control is possible if reported and managed
The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is spreading through New York and its current range spans through the middle of the Capital Region PRISM. In order to stop the spread of this insect, we have partnered with the New York State Hemlock Initiative and DEC to report new HWA infestations and assist in the treatment of Hemlock trees in order to boost their natural defenses and stop this insect before it reaches the Hemlock-rich forests of the Adirondacks. If you are interested in assisting with our efforts to save this iconic New York tree, please contact us.
Don't move Firewood! is a campaign targeted at slowing the spread of forest pests like Emerald Ash Borer and Asian Longhorned Beetle. Their website has downloadable lessons plans, flyers, and other outreach and education materials.