Office of Invasive Species Coordination
Who Are We?
The Office of Invasive Species Coordination (OISC) was created in late 2007 to address the ever increasing threat of invasive species on New York's environment. OISC serves as a single point of contact and ensures coordination for New York State on all invasive species matters, in statewide, inter-state, national and even international settings. Much of the work of OISC is guided by the statutory language in Environmental Conservation Law (ECL) Article 9, Title 17, New York invasive Species Council.
The mission of the Office of Invasive Species Coordination is to prevent or minimize the harm caused by invasive species on New York's environment by collaborating and coordinating efforts with all stakeholders across the State.
OISC has two staff in DEC that work closely with an Invasive Species Coordinator at the Department of Agriculture & Markets (DAM).
DEC staff includes:
Leslie Surprenant, Director (518) 402-8980
Dave Adams, Coordinator (518) 402-9149