Whether you like to hike, camp, or just enjoy your own land there is just something about spending time outdoors that makes you feel alive. That feeling alone is worth protecting.
Invasive species threaten the health of the lands and trails you enjoy. Some of the activities you enjoy while being outdoors may unintentionally spread invasives to your favorite lands and trails.
You can protect your favorite hiking trails and lands by following the steps below.
Agreeing to take these actions awards you this Lands & Trails Protectors Badge.
Download this image and share it on social media to show how you’re a Lands & Trails 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 on lands and trails.
Report invasives found on lands and trails and assist early detection efforts.
Finding invasive species before their populations become too large to manage is vital to protecting our lands and waters.
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.
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.
The resources below provide general management techniques that can be used to control invasive species on your property.
Watch webinars, view brochures and other resources to help you protect your lands and trails from invasive species.
NYiMapInvasives.org is the official 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.
Download this beautiful poster and brochure developed by our partners at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP PRISM).