The trees that line our streets and the green spaces we like to gather in, make our communities a nice place to call home.
Invasive tree pests and plants reduce the health of our trees and urban forests.
Follow the steps below to protect your community from invasive species threats.
Agreeing to take these actions awards you this Community Protectors Badge.
Download this image and share it on social media to show how you’re a Community Protector! To download, right-click the image and select “save as” to save it to your device. Then upload it on social media – tag @sleloprisminvasives or use hashtag #iPledgeToProtect.
Learn to recognize invasive species you may encounter in your community.
Best management practices, treatment options, and guides.
Report invasives found in communities and assist early detection efforts.
Searching for invasive species populations in an effort to detect their presence before their populations become too large to manage is vital to reducing the impacts of invasive species on our natural ecosystems.
Click the link below to learn more about the species we’re enhancing early detection efforts for and to join our invasive species Volunteer Surveillance Network to aid this effort (training will be provided).
NYiMapInvasives is an online, collaborative, GIS-based database and mapping tool that serves as the official invasive species database for New York State.
Click the links below to become familiar with iMap
Join a statewide early detection effort for spotted lanternfly and tree of heaven by adopting a grid square to survey for these species through iMapInvasives.
Watch webinars, view brochures and other resources to help you protect your community from invasive species.
The SLF Spotters Program aims to raise awareness of spotted lanternfly while tracking the impact of the outreach effort. The program engages local businesses whose customers may be traveling from SLF quarantine zones. Participating businesses receive SLF outreach materials to distribute to their customers, who may be unknowingly transporting the insect.
NYiMapInvasives.org is the offical invasive species database for New York State. Professionals and community scientists alike can utilize this platform to report and obtain distribution data for invasives across the state.