APIPP takes an interdisciplinary approach to strategically prioritize PRISM-wide prevention, management, and awareness building activities. Our Unified Theory of Invasive Species Management examines invasive species impacts, evaluates resources, and utilizes planning tools to protect natural resources in the Adirondacks.
APIPP'S UNIFIED THEORY OF INVASIVE SPECIES MANAGEMENT
When invasive species are newly introduced to our PRISM, populations are small enough to carry out Early Detection, Rapid Response (EDRR) efforts. To develop effective, on-the-ground EDRR with lasting results, APIPP puts into practice our Unified Theory of Invasive Species Management. To set and meet resource management goals, APIPP:
1. Assesses the threat of a species currently affecting the region;
2. Evaluates how high-threat species affect local ecological, economic, or societal assets;
3. Calculates if effective management tools and techniques (chemical, mechanical, biological, or other.) are available to address both the infestation and potential sources/pathways of reintroduction; and lastly,
4. Gauges if sufficient resources are available to ensure project completion AND if expenditures can result in high returns on investment to produce tangible, lasting results over a five- to ten-year period.