Protector’s Featured Spotlight: Join NYISAW

Join guided hikes, paddles, webinars and other events happening across the state for New York’s Invasive Species Awareness Week from June 6th-12th!

Protector’s Activity: Visit a Watercraft Inspection Steward

Help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species by visiting a watercraft inspection steward this summer!

Protector’s Activity: Native Alternatives to Common Invasive Garden Plants

Many invasive plants were once considered desirable ornamentals that were intentionally introduced to our gardens and landscapes only to escape into natural environments. Learn of native alternatives to common invasive garden plants.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight: Emerging Invasives

Spring is finally here and invasive species are starting to emerge. Keep an eye out for these common backyard terrestrial and dockside invasives.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight

Spring is nearly here! Get a jump start on your yard work by planning to control those pesky invasive plants you’ve been wanting to get rid of in your yard.

Protector’s Featured Spotlight

Learn of two opportunities for you to get involved in invasive species initiatives. iMapInvasives is hosting a mapping challenge for hemlock woolly adelgid observations. National Invasive Species Awareness Week offers webinars and engagements begining at the end of Feburary through March 4th,.

Water Protectors: Look for Invasive Fish

Calling all ice fishermen and women! Keep an eye out for invasive fish while enjoying icefishing this season.

Community Protectors: Monitor Tree Health

Tree health can be impacted by many factors, including invasive species. You can help by monitoring tree health in your community.

Forest Protectors: Prioritizing Hemlocks

With HWA spreading across New York state and along the east coast, having a hemlock conservation plan in place, before your hemlocks are infested with this invasive pest, will allow you to put your resources towards the protection of the hemlocks you value the most.

Garden Protectors: Plan to Plant

Winter is a great time to start planning for your garden. Learn what plants are native to your zipcode with a native plant finder tool, and view native plant lists to help get you started. Choosing to grow native plants helps to stop the spread of invasive plants and supports pollinators!