Webinar Recordings

ELOSC Webinar held on Monday, February 13th, 2023

This webinar showcased a history of swallow-wort control on Carleton Island undergone by the Thousand Islands Land Trust, and SLELO PRISM’s hypena opulenta release and survey history, along with plans to enhance H. opulenta overwintering surveying efforts.


Robert Smith-SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator Robert Smith holds a Master of Science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and brings with him extensive experience in terrestrial invasive species identification and management including ecosystem restoration and dendrology. Robert serves as the SLELO PRISM Terrestrial Restoration and Resiliency Coordinator.

Jake Tibbles– TILT Executive Director Jake Tibbles has worked for over 15 years to conserve and manage some of the most treasured landscapes in the Thousand Islands & St. Lawrence River Valley region. Appointed Executive Director of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) in 2012, he’s overseen TILT’s Renewal of Accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, and TILT’s growth in conserved lands, educational programming, and staffing. Jake also sits on the New York Land Trust Alliance Advisory Board and recently served on the Board of American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts.

Spencer Busler-TILT Assistant Director/ Director of Land Conservation Spencer joined TILT in 2016 as Director of Land Conservation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Management from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as well as a master’s degree in Water and Wetland Resource Studies from the same institution.

ELSOC Webinar Held on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

This webinar showcased swallow-wort biocontrol research that is currently underway in New York state and beyond. Researchers from New York, Rhode Island, and Michigan provided an overview of their research, along with the results of an ongoing Hypena opulenta cage monitoring project that SLELO PRISM participates in. 


Dr. Lisa Tewksbury- University of Rhode Island Biocontrol Lab

Dr. Marianna Szucs- Michigan State University

Dr. Dylan Parry- SUNY ESF Robert Smith-SLELO PRISM

Robert Smith- SLELO PRISM

ELOSC Webinar Held on Monday, September 21st, 2020.

From Research to Implementation: An Overview of Swallow-wort biocontrol (or Hypena opulenta) Release Projects in New York State

Carrie Brown-Lima, Director, New York Invasive Species Research Institute

Audrey Bowe, Project Coordinator, New York Invasive Species Research Institute

Successful Adult Emergence, Larval Development and Defoliation at Wehle Site

Rob Williams, Invasive Species Program Manager, SLELO-PRISM

ELOSC Webinar held January 16th, 2020

An Integrative Assessment of Pale Swallow-wort Management: Gauging Combined Impacts of Deer, Invasive Earthworms and Invasive Plants. Presenter; Andrea Davalos, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department, SUNY Cortland

With guest appearance from the New York Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University, Audrey Bowe

Facilitated by Robert Smith, SLELO PRISM