Table Event

Capital Mohawk PRISM providing educational material at local events


Capital Mohawk PRISM surveying for aquatic invasive species

Union College

Union College Science and Technology Entry Program


Capital Mohawk PRISM working on the eradication of terrestrial invasive species

boot dog

Hemlock woolly adelgid

Veronica Beccabunga or European Brooklime

Veronica Beccabunga or European Brooklime


Capital Region PRISM

The Capital Region Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County. The PRISM is financially supported through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation via the Environmental Protection Fund. We are a not for profit quasi-government agency. Our office is staffed with a full time Terrestrial, Aquatics, and Head Coordinator. Our seasonal staff includes part time educators and paid interns from affiliated colleges and universities in the Capital Region.

The Capital Region PRISM provides services in eleven counties in the New York State Capital Region.

  • Albany

  • Columbia

  • Montgomery

  • Rensselaer

  • Schenectady

and portions of 

  • Fulton

  • Greene

  • Herkimer 

  • Saratoga

  • Warren

  • Washington

Overall the Capital Region PRISM functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating partner efforts regarding invasive species management

  • Recruiting and training citizen volunteers with woods walks, workshops, and iMap Invasive trainings

  • Delivering education and outreach to government agencies, non-for profits, and private entities

  • Establishing early detection and monitoring networks for invasive species

  • Implementing eradication and control efforts

  • Develop and implement effective restoration methods for areas that have been degraded by invasive species and where suppression or control has taken place

  • Releasing funds to those in need through our Request For Proposals (RFP) process for invasive species related work Do you have an Invasive Species Project that Needs Funding?

  • Provide and deliver Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) for work to be executed on behalf of the PRISM for partners in need

We are a partnership made up of representatives from state agencies, non-profit organizations, and citizens concerned with the spread of invasive species throughout New York State. Click here for a full list of our partners If you are interested in partnering with our organization, contact us.


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Kristopher Williams
Invasive Species Coordinator, Capital Region PRISM
518-885-8995 ext. 2218

Last updated February 6, 2024