Aquatic Invasive Plant Locations
The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)
has established a central database and distribution maps for aquatic
invasive species (AIS) in the Adirondack Park. These data include information
collected by APIPP volunteer plant monitors, as well as documentation
provided by other monitoring or plant identification programs
operating in the Adirondack Park. The latter include the Darrin
Fresh Water Institute plant identification program, the N.Y. Dept.
of Environmental Conservation's Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment
Program (CSLAP), and reports from Paul Smith College's Adirondack
It is important to note that methods for data collection may vary
by program. Data definitions and methodological variations are
documented in the APIPP meta-data
Plant survey information and maps for individual
waters can be viewed by selecting from the drop-down menu below
or clicking on the appropriate county on the map.
Download the 2012 AIS Map and Lake List.
Our knowledge of aquatic invasive plant distributions
in the Adirondack Park is limited by the number of lakes and ponds
that have been surveyed and the frequency of monitoring. In some
cases, only a portion of the water's shoreline has been surveyed.
In other cases, a single specimen may have been identified without
documentation as to its location within the waterbody. It follows
that a negative survey result indicates only that an invasive plant
has not been detected and does not preclude the possibility of its
The sites marked on the map are only those waters
that have been surveyed for invasive species or for which some
information on plant species composition exists. Please note that
variable-leaf milfoil is noted as an aquatic invasive plant in
other New England states and is included as a "watched species"
in the Adirondack Park.
Survey maps from 2011 available on iMapinvasives.org!