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!

Land & Trail Protectors: Protect Hemlocks

Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive pest that threatens the health of our forests by killing hemlock trees. Learn how you can help protect hemlock trees from HWA.

Controlling Invasive Woody Plants

Fall and winter are ideal seasons to control invasive shrubs. During these seasons, plants switch from drawing nutrients to their leaves and start drawing nutrients to their roots as part […]

Protect Monarch Butterflies

About Monarch Butterflies In September and October, monarch butterflies will be laying their eggs on native milkweed using a combination of chemical and visual cues that have evolved over time. […]

Species Spotlight: Asian Longhorned Beetle

Description The long-horned beetle, ALB (Anoplophora glabripennis), is a wood-boring invasive insect native to China and Korea. It was first seen in the US in the mid-1990s, possibly introduced on […]