Intro. to Invasives

Not all species pose threats or cause harm to natural areas, economic productivity, human health or the places and pursuits we care about. There are many native and non-native species present in the Adirondack region whose benefits significantly outweigh any impacts.

Invasive species are non-native to the ecosystem under consideration whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) tracks which invasive species are present or likely to arrive in the Adirondack region and then prioritizes which species to map, monitor, and manage based on a variety of factors including available resources, potential impact, and likelihood of eradication.

Learn more about invasive species by visiting the links below.