Our Approach

APIPP’s role is to serve as a clearinghouse of information, a coordinator of action, and a communicator of needs for invasive species issues affecting the Adirondack region. The program is only as strong as its partners and is open to any and all who are interested in participating. APIPP works throughout the Adirondack Park as well as in the northern portions of Franklin and Clinton Counties.

APIPP’s mission is to protect the Adirondack region from the negative impacts of invasive species.

APIPP finalized its 5-year strategic plan in the spring of 2013. The plan describes the vision for addressing invasive species in the Adirondack region and charts a path forward with clear goals and actions to stay on track. Many of the actions are already underway, but some key initiatives will require local ingenuity, state leadership, and sustained funding to maintain progress. The following key initiatives provide an overview of our approach.

  • Coordinating Stakeholders and collaborating with partners to implement invasive species prevention and management solutions
  • Building Awareness of invasive species impacts and what simple steps anyone can take to prevent the spread
  • Preventing New Infestations by strengthening prevention programs and leveraging new prevention policies
  • Enhancing a Regional Early Detection Network that empowers everyone to learn how to identify, detect and report new infestations
  • Deploying Rapid Response Teams with the training and expertise needed to implement swift and effective management actions on new infestations
  • Monitoring Results and Facilitating Restoration to document progress over time and ensure the return of native plants and wildlife
  • Fostering Innovation and Adaptive Change to drive increased program effectiveness
  • Leveraging Resources to the Region to implement the full suite of actions required to stop the spread of invasive species

For more information on how APIPP sets priorities, plans for success, and documents outcomes/results, please refer to our Guidance Documents

Get involved, share your ideas, and help shape the future of invasive species programming in the Adirondacks by contacting the APIPP Team.