Terrestrial Invasive Species Management Resources

An APIPP staff member treats a Phragmites infestation with a foliar spray of glyphosate based herbicide.


Invasive species management activities – especially those utilizing pesticides – may be subject to one or more permits from various entities. Even management activities conducted on privately owned property may require approval from state agencies. The table below includes common permits that may be required to undertake terrestrial invasive species management work in the Adirondack region.

Permit Needed for:
Highway Work Permit Management of invasive species within a state road right-of-way
Wetlands Permit Removal of vegetation in or within 100′ of a wetland in the Adirondack Park
DEC Voluntary Stewardship Agreement or Adopt A Natural Resource Permit Management of invasive species on DEC administered lands (Forest Preserve)
Article 15 Permit Chemical treatment of invasive species located in standing water

Project Planning:

  • NYS Non-native Plant and Animal Species Invasiveness Assessments can be used to evaluate the threat level posed by various invasive species present in the Adirondack region and across New York State.
  • APIPP’s Interactive Invasive Species Distribution Map provides detailed regional invasive species distribution data and associated information such as when an infestation was found and if it is actively being managed
  • iMapInvasives is a statewide database that can be used to assess the distribution of any invasive species targeted for management. Knowing the location of other nearby infestations and whether your lake is connected to other invaded waterways will help determine project success.
  • The Invasive Plant Management Decision Analysis Tool can be used to set realistic objectives and goals before engaging in an invasive plant management project.