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Species of Concern

Not all species pose threats to natural areas, agricultural crops, or the places or pursuits we care about. The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program tracks which species are here or likely to arrive and then prioritizes which species to map, monitor, and manage based on a variety of factors including capacity, available resources, potential impact, and likelihood of successful elimination. 

Species of Concern are those that are here or are approaching the region that are highly invasive. We actively survey for, and, if present, manage infestations, if feasible, or provide guidance to others on management techniques. For a full list of species in the region, click here.

You can help protect our valuable resources: learn how to identify harmful invasive species in your community, spread the word about their negative impacts, and join the regional effort to put a stop to the growing threat invasive species pose to the Adirondacks.

Remember – Native species may resemble invasive species. Always confirm identification and learn about best management practices and permitting requirements before beginning any control program.