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Capital Region PRISM Spring Partners Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Our program will feature an introduction to a few conservation management tools that lake and riverside landowners can use in the Hudson and Mohawk watersheds. Nate Nardi-Cyrus a Conservation and Land Use Specialist form the Hudson River Estuary Program/Cornell University funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will share the goals of a new guidebook called Creating and Maintaining Hudson River Views A Handbook For Landowners.” This handbook provides landowners with principles and best practices for establishing and maintaining scenic vistas within the Hudson River Valley in ways that are consistent with ecologically-mindful, naturalistic design principles.

Blue Neils is a staff member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County and the Director of the Saratoga County Inter-Municipal Stormwater Management Program. Blue supervises a team to deliver sound water management resources and practices to our communities. and will share “A Guide to Creating Vegetated Buffers for Lakefront Properties”

The team will also share a few updates regarding our work efforts for 2021. If you would like to share in our partner round table reports at the end of the meeting please let me know.

1:00 Welcome and Introductions

1:05 Capital Region PRISM Quick Reports

  • §Updates from or 2021 Work Plan (Kristopher Williams)
  • §Education and Outreach (Lauren Mercier)
  • §Terrestrial Coordinator (Nicole Campbell)

1:25 Aquatic Coordinator (Lauren Henderson)

  • §Aquatic Invasive Species Tier List Update
  • §Priority Waterbody Model and Goals
  • §Watercraft Inspection Program

1:45 Creating and Maintaining Hudson River Views A Handbook For Landowners

  • §Nate Nardi-Cyrus

2:05 A Guide to Creating Vegetated Buffers for Lakefront Properties

-Blue R. Niels

2:25 General management approach to invasive species in riparian areas

-Nicole Campbell

2:40 Partner Round Table Reports and Updates

You are invited to network with us!

Partners are an integral to the Capital Region PRISM in reaching a common goal of slowing and controlling the spread of invasive species. An essential task of the PRISM is to identify and assist stakeholders to improve opportunities for sharing of resources while delivering up to date practices for prevention and management. Collaborating with partners on projects, programs, and events while sharing resources, data, and research will save time and effort. Continually increasing partner capacity is one of the keys to the success of the PRISM and slowing the spread of invasive species on a regional scale. Partners can access and contribute to the collective knowledge on regional invasive species management issues. The Capital Region PRISM welcomes members from academic institutions, government agencies, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, private preserves and parks, land trusts, conservancies, lake associations, agricultural institutions, local businesses, environmental groups, and citizen scientists from the community at large.

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Kristopher Williams
PRISM Coordinator, Capital/Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management
518-885-8995 ext. 2218


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Last updated March 18, 2021