ADIRONDACK FORUM ON INVASIVE SPECIES
Invasive species are a top threat to our lands and waters, to our favorite outdoor pastimes and cherished traditions, and to forestry, fisheries, and agriculture upon which local economies rely. Some species, like purple loosestrife, have been in New York for hundreds of years, but, others, like emerald ash borer, only recently have arrived. The explosion in the expansion of species and the rate of new arrivals is alarming and cause for concern.
In response, groups in the Adirondack region banded together over a decade ago to take aim at this pressing issue. They work together to strategically and effectively halt the invasion by focusing on prevention and management. A lot has been accomplished, but much more has yet to be done.
The Forum's theme centers on the need to consider all types of invasive species - plants and animals, aquatic and terrestrial - and on ways in which communities can be prepared to address them. The purpose of the forum is to
Join resource managers, elected officials, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, community groups, and private citizens from across the region to listen, learn, discuss, and take action.
Forum organizers include representatives from the