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The mission of the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management is to protect the rich biodiversity and ecosystems of the Lower Hudson region through partnerships and collaborations that focus on controlling the introduction, spread, and harmful impact of invasive species.

Map of Lower Hudson PRISM area

One of eight such regional partnerships in New York State, the Lower Hudson PRISM acts as the go-to resource for invasives species issues in an area that stretches from Manhattan through Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess Counties and west through Rockland, Orange and portions of Ulster and Sullivan Counties.

We are funded by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation through the Environmental Protection Fund.

The Lower Hudson PRISM has been hosted by the New York - New Jersey Trail Conference since 2013. Under the direction of Dr. Linda Rohleder, the Trail Conference’s Director of Land Stewardship.

The Lower Hudson PRISM is made up of more than 50 partners around the region.


More information on the other PRISMs can be found at:

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)

Capital Mohawk PRISM

Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP)

Finger Lakes PRISM

Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)

St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM (SLELO)

Western NY PRISM