Protector’s Activity: Don’t Move Firewood

October is one of the most beautiful times of year to get outside in New York and a very popular time to go camping! Learn how you can help stop the spread of invasive insects just by sourcing local firewood for your next camping trip.

Protector’s Activity: Monitor for Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly lay their eggs in the fall. Keep an eye out for adults until cold weather and for egg masses now through the winter. Learn what to look for and what to do if you find SLF in this Protector’s blog.

Protector’s Activity: Help Track Beech Leaf Disease

Beech leaf disease (BLD) is the newest threat to beech trees and is spreading rapidly across the Northeastern United States and Canada. You can help by learning to recognize and report BLD.

Garden Protector’s Activity: Supporting Pollinators

Specialized relationships exist between plants, animals, pollinators, and other insects. Invasive species threaten native plants and wildlife by altering the natural habitats on which native species depend.

Removing Water Chestnut by Hand

Removing water chestnut by hand is a fun and effective way to suppress their populations. Check out this blog to learn how to organize a hand-pull on your own waterfront property!

Mobile Apps That Explore Nature and Aid Invasive Species Community Science

Explore nature while you’re hitting the trails this summer with some really neat mobile apps that aid invasive species community science.

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: 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.