The Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) is a cooperative partnership between environmental organizations and individuals who aim to protect the Lower Hudson region from the negative effects of invasive species. Together, the LHPRISM partners and participants work to protect the biodiversity and ecosystem services of the nine counties and boroughs which make up the Lower Hudson region through a collaborative and integrated approach to invasive species management.
We meet regularly to plan strategies to educate about invasive species and work to manage their introduction and spread. We conduct training sessions and organize internships and volunteer programs. One avenue of success for the Lower Hudson PRISM is to contract out projects that need more comprehensive work. An annual request for proposals (RFP) to fund projects is issued in January each year. Some of the contracted projects include surveying, treating, and management for high threat invasive species in the Lower Hudson Region, while others provided mainly educational and outreach material to new individuals. More details about our work can be found in our annual reports.