NYNHP Invasive Species Program

Invasive species are non-native organisms that can cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health, and are considered one of the top threats to native biodiversity. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide data and tools for the protection of biodiversity and natural resources in New York, our invasives staff collaborate with partners to collect and manage information about invasive species.

NY iMapInvasives

NY's online invasive species database and mapping tool. Professionals and the public use our mobile data collection tools and online interface to report invasives, coordinate early detection and rapid response, and analyze data.

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Prioritizing Invasives Work

Invasive species are a constant challenge to the protection of our natural resources. We work with state partners to develop prioritization tools that help managers decide which invasive species management efforts will have the best outcomes.

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Species of Interest

Want to sharpen your invasive species identification skills? We have compiled some of our favorite online identification resources as well as information on target species for NY.

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New York Partners

Our Invasives Species Database staff partner closely with many organizations in a collective effort to combat harmful invasive species, including state agencies and eight PRISMs (Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management).

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Watercraft Inspection Program

Boating is a key pathway in spreading aquatic invasive species between NY waterbodies. Together with NYS DEC, NYS Parks, and many partners, we developed a smartphone application to collect real-time data through the trained eyes of stewards at boat launches.


North American Partners

Our staff work closely with NatureServe, US and Canadian Natural Heritage Programs, and other organizations across North America.

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