Jun 23, 2015

State of Invasive Species Outreach and Education, 2013-2014 Report Available

In the past two years, the invasive species management structure envisioned by the New York State Invasive Species Task Force in 2005 has been fully realized.  The final Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) contract was  executed, resulting in State-funded statewide coverage by eight coordinated private-public invasive species management partnerships and three state-level information management programs (the NY iMapInvasives program, the NY Invasive Species Clearinghouse, and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Statewide Invasive Species Program).  In addition, these years saw the restart of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute. These programs, fully functional and funded, created an information and resource infrastructure for statewide strategic planning and for application at the regional and local scale. In addition to these steps forward for statewide invasive species management, 2014 was a banner year for New York Invasive species legislation, with the passage of three important items of invasive species.

This report, prepared for the NY Invasive Species Council by the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Statewide Invasive Species Program, presents the accomplishments of all of the components of the NYS invasive species program.

Click here for a downloadable copy of the full report.