May 14, 2015

New York Invasive Species Poster Available

The NY invasive species poster, developed by the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse is still available at no charge (for either the poster or for shipping). The 24 inch by 36 inch full color poster (see below) presents a general introduction to the topic of invasive species in New York as well as showing a number of species of interest in the state.

The poster is available at no charge. Lots of ten or more will be shipped to agencies and organizations free of charge. Single or multiple copies less than ten to individuals are free but a shipping charge will be applied dependent upon the number of posters ordered.

To order posters, please send an e-mail to:  with the word POSTER in the subject line. Be certain to give the name (and brief description) of your organization, shipping address, number of posters needed, and to whom they should be addressed. A telephone number would be appreciated.

Apr 24, 2015

Job Opportunity - Assistant Horticultural Inspector - NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct surveys and inspections for specific programs. As an Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, assigned to the Division of Plant Industry, your duties will include: deploy traps and lures in support of various surveys under established protocols and direction; visually survey for the presence of various pests to assist in identifying plant diseases and insects.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  30 college credits in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants.

LOCATIONS: Albany, Buffalo and Rochester, NY

This is a TEMPORARY position.

Click here for full job description.


Forward cover letter, resume, employment application (AMP-102) and unofficial transcripts to:
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, Division of Human Resources Management
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
Telephone: (518) 457-3216
Fax: (518) 457-8852

Mar 26, 2015

Teatown Lake Reservation Seeks Invasive Plant Intern

Teatown Lake Reservation has a current employment opportunity for an intern to assist with the implementation of its Invasive Species Management Plan. Teatown is an environmental education center with a 1,000-acre preserve located in Westchester County, NY ( The intern’s primary responsibilities will be mapping and managing known occurrences of invasive plants and conducting surveys for new infestations. Duties may also include planting native plants and assisting with various ongoing field research projects. This is a full-time (35 h/week) temporary position from May 25 – August 21 (start and end dates flexible). Must be able to lift heavy objects, operate a kayak, and work outdoors for long periods in a variety of weather conditions. The pay rate is $11.00/hour. Experience with ecological field research, GPS, and invasive plant identification and control strongly preferred.

Deadline: April 17, 2015

To apply, send a cover letter and resume including contact information for three references to:

Dr. Michael Rubbo
Director of Conservation Science
Teatown Lake Reservation
1600 Spring Valley Road
Ossining, NY 10562

Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please, we will only contact candidates of interest.