Prioritization Map Models

To help conservation partners decide where to focus their efforts when surveying and managing for invasive species, we developed a prioritization map model for New York. The model indicates areas predicted to have high value natural areas prone to new invasive species populations and dispersals by incorporating component models of ecological significance, priority protected areas, and anthropogenic stressors. Stakeholder workgroups helped shape the output and provided valuable use-case examples.


You can view the model and each of the component layers through your iMapInvasives account. This allows you to explore the maps and overlay the invasive species locations for the state. 


For a description of the layer inputs, please click here. 

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


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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