To combat the impacts of invasive species, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) created and supports the Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health (BISEH) and has designated June 7-13 as Invasive Species Awareness Week. BISEH works across the state by providing expertise, assistance, and action where invasive species are a threat. In addition, it collaborates with numerous stakeholders including state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industries.
Invasive species are non-native species that can cause harm to the environment, the economy, or human health. Such species can come from as close as a few states away or as far as across the globe.
Click here to find information on specific invasive species and learn more about what DEC is doing to combat them. You may also refer to the Invasive Species Regulations page for a full list of prohibited and regulated species in New York State.