About NY iMapInvasives

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iMapInvasives is New York State's on-line, all-taxa invasive species database and mapping tool. The comprehensive database can be used for:

  • Documenting and sharing invasive species observation, survey, assessment and treatment data

  • The coordination of early detection and rapid response efforts though email alerts

  • Data analysis and summaries in the web interface and GIS

New York Natural Heritage Program

​The NYNHP mission is to facilitate conservation of New York's

biodiversity by providing comprehensive information and

scientific expertise on rare species and natural ecosystems to

resource managers and other conservation partners. The NY iMapInvasives project is hosted by NYNHP.

iMapInvasives Partnerships Across NY State:

iMapInvasives partners with many organizations to leverage collaboration in the fight against invasive species.  Please click on the logo to be directed to each organization's website.


Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs)

Looking for an event in your PRISM? Our Calendar of Events page has links to the events in each individual PRISM.

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APIPP serves as the Adirondack Partnership for

Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM),

one of eight PRISM's across New York.


The Capital/Mohawk PRISM is hosted by the Cornell Cooperative

Extension of Saratoga County.  It includes the counties of Albany,

Columbia, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schenectady and portions of

Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington.

The Catskill Regional Invasive Species Partnership mission is to

promote education,prevention, early detection and control of

invasive species to limit their impact on the ecosystems and

economies of the Catskills. 

The Finger Lakes PRISM is housed in the Finger Lakes Institute

at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. This PRISM coordinates

and directs regional resources to manage and reduce the

impact of invasive species. It currently has a staff of  6

working on a wide range of projects including generating

grants to support regional programs.

The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) is

coordinated by LINPI, Long Island Native Plant Initiative Inc., in an

effort to further protect Long Island’s native plant populations

through the prevention and management of invasive species.

The Lower Hudson PRISM strives to address invasive species issues

through its partnerships. They aim to protect the rich biodiversity of

the region by identifying conservation areas.

The mission of the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO)

Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)

is to protect native habitats, biodiversity, natural areas, and

freshwater resources by using a collaborative and integrated

approach to invasive species management with emphasis

on: prevention, early detection, rapid response, education

and outreach. The host of SLELO is the Nature Conservancy.

The Western New York PRISM provides leadership, coordination,

and information for the western New York region, and are involved

in all aspects of invasive species prevention and management.

We combine and leverage resources to implement the full suite of

actions required to stop the spread of invasive species. The host of

Western New York is Buffalo State.


New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation

(NYSDEC) is the regulatory agency for environmental issues

in the State.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic

Preservation is a state agency within the New York State

Executive Department charged with the operation of state

parks and historic sites within the U.S. state of New York.


​SUNY-ESF is the oldest and most distinguished institution in the

United States that focuses on the study of the environment


New York State's integrated invasive species databases and information

clearinghouse and gateway to science-based information, breaking

news and events, and innovative tools for coping with biological

invaders in New York. 

The New York Invasive Species Research Institute serves the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by promoting information-sharing and developing recommendations and implementation protocols for research, funding, and management, all in an effort to improve the scientific basis of invasive species management.

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iMapInvasives Partnerships Beyond NY State:


An international network connecting science with conservation.  The NatureServe Network empowers people to sustain biodiversity by making sure everyone has access to the knowledge they need to be better stewards of our shared lands and waters.


The iMapInvasives Network is comprised of organizations

that host the iMapInvasives database in their respective state

or province. 

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Check out some of the target species in NYS!


Contact Us:

New York Natural Heritage Program 

625 Broadway 5th Floor 

Albany, NY  12203

T: 518-402-8913

E: imapinvasives@dec.ny.gov

iMapInvasives is managed by the New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP), which is a partnership between SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, with funding from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund.

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