The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) strategic planning effort is organizing Focus Group Discussions of stakeholders to encourage input on the strategic direction and activities of CRISP to best manage its resources going forward. Each Focus Group Discussion will be a 2 hour session facilitated by Meredith Richardson, Strategic Planner. Participants will work together to help define the CRISP long-term and short-term goals and the activities needed to achieve those goals. We are holding 11 Focus Group Discussions around the region from 11/6 to 11/13.
The date, time, host organization, address of the meeting and focus subject are described in the table at this link:
Please join us for these meetings! This is a good opportunity to network with not only CRISP staff, but other CRISP Partners. We are looking forward to listening to our stakeholders and getting input on how best to address invasive species in the Catskills region going forward.
The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership (CRISP) promotes education, prevention, early detection and control of invasive species to limit their impact on the ecosystems and economies of the Catskills. CRISP collaborates with partner organizations on invasive species management activities, monitoring, and rapid response for early detection species. The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development is operating under a five-year contract with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to continue to build the CRISP program. CRISP offers funding for partner organizations to support prevention programs, control efforts on high priority species, monitoring surveys, education programs and research. If you’re interested in what we’ve been doing, a link to our 2016 Annual Report is here