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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

Recommended Resources

Fall 2009 Alien Invasion

Web Resources for Teachers and Parents

NYS DEC Websites

DEC's Nuisance & Invasive Species web page
Media and Educator Information Relating to Emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borer curriculum from Michigan (pdf 941 kb)
DEC's Asian longhorned beetle video
DEC's emerald ash borer video

The following links will take you off the NYS DEC's webpage


EPA's invasive species web page
New York Invasive Species Research Institute (Cornell University)
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health clearinghouse of information and
photos of invasive species in North America
USDA's National Invasive Species Information Center
The Nature Conservancy's invasive species web page
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program
"Invaders of the Forest" teacher guide from Wisconsin (Many of the activities in this guide
are well suited to New York State, or can be easily adapted.)
"Alien Invasion: Plants on the Move" (K-12 weed curriculum)
Songs about preventing the spread of invasive species
"Invasion of the Longhorns" November 2009 issue of Smithsonian magazine

For more information (printed resources)

Alien Invaders: Species That Threaten Our World by Jane Drake and Ann Love (Tundra
Books, Toronto, Canada, 2008)
Science Warriors: The Battle Against Invasive Species by Sneed B. Collard III (Houghton
Mifflin Co., Boston, 2008)
"Intruders! New York's Battle to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species" by Leslie
Surprenant, in New York State Conservationist, April 2009 pp9-13.
Nature New York magazine, published by The Nature Conservancy, 322 8th Avenue, 16th
Floor, New York, NY 10001 (Spring/Summer 2007)