New Invasive Species Regulations in Effect March 2015
New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
A regulation was adopted in 2014 that prohibits or regulates the possession, transport, importation, sale, purchase and introduction of select invasive species. The purpose of this regulation is to help control invasive species, a form of biological pollution, by reducing the introduction of new and spread of existing populations.
Annual Adirondack Park Invasive Species
Park Invasive Plant Program.
and organizations will celebrate an annual Invasive Species Awareness Week every July.
Great Lakes Early Detection Network App
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio State University Extension has released a new app for spotting and tracking invasive species -- non-native organisms such as Asian carps, purple loosestrife and Asian longhorned beetle -- to try to keep them from setting up beachheads and hurting the economy and environment. By using the free Great Lakes Early Detection Network app, a person can take pictures of suspected invasive species -- whether of farm, forest or water -- and upload the pictures and locations for verification. Based on this early warning, scientists can send out alerts, map the spread and figure out a battle plan.
Hello Emerald Ash Borer, Goodbye Ash Trees
New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.
Since its introduction into North America, emerald ash borer has spread to 20 states and two Canadian provinces. EAB was first confirmed in New York in June 2009 near Randolph, in western Cattaraugus County. The natural spread of EAB infestations in North America is about 2 miles per year, depending on the infestation intensity. However, the rapid spread of the beetle through North America is most likely due to the transport of infested firewood, ash nursery stock, unprocessed ash logs, and other ash products. In an effort to slow the continued spread of EAB, both Federal and State agencies have instituted quarantines of
infested areas to regulate the transport of ash products. Click here to read about the NYS quarantine.