Advising on Invasive Species in New York State

Invasive plants and animals pose a risk to ecosystem and human health, and often cause economic harm as well. Adirondack Research has conducted assessments of non-native plants for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to inform official lists of invasive species. Our detailed assessments support state regulations for the sale and transport of invasive species in order to best protect native ecosystems.

Our work defending against invasive species extends into the field, where we have partnered with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program to develop the best monitoring and analysis techniques to assess invasive species management strategies at historic common reed and Japanese knotweed treatment sites in the Adirondack Park.