Target & Watched Species

AATV Meeting_001The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) ranks invasive plant and animal species by threat level on an ongoing basis through the New York State Ranking System for Evaluating Non-Native Plant and Animal Species for Invasiveness. APIPP further assesses these species using the PRISM Threat Ranking Forms. Those terrestrial and aquatic invasive species that are present in the Adirondack PRISM and rank “High” or “Very High” under the PRISM ranking process are classified as targets. Target Species are prioritized for APIPP’s ongoing prevention, surveillance, education and outreach efforts. Species that are present in New York State and have not yet been detected within the Adirondack PRISM, but rank “High” or “Very High” under the PRISM ranking process are classified as Watched Species for APIPP’s ongoing early detection efforts. The PRISM threat ranking assessment outcomes for APIPP’s Target and Watched species can be found below.

Target

Watched

Plants

Animals

Plants

Animals

Knotweed species (Reynoutria spp.) Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) Mile-a-minute (Persicaria perfoliata) Eurasian Boar (Sus scrofa)
Common reed grass (Phragmites australis) Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) Slender falsebrome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) Sirex (European) woodwasp (Sirex noctilio) Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) Quagga mussel (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis)
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Balsam woolly adelgid (Adelges piceae) Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) Fishhook waterflea (Cercopagis bengoi)
Swallow-wort species (Cynanchum louiseae & Cynanchum rossicum) Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Japanese angelica tree (Aralia elata) Rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus)
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Chinese mystery snails (Cipangopaludina chinensis) Porcelain berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa)
Lesser celandine (Ficaria verna) Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes cederstroemi) Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)
Bush honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.)  Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Burning bush (Euonymus alatus)
Common buckthron (Rhamnus cathartica)
Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)
Norway maple (Acer platanoides)
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
Yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus)
Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
Variable-leaf watermilfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum)
European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
Water chestnut (Trapa natans)
Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus)
Fanwort (Cabomba caroliniana)