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Help Prevent Invasive Species

Preventing the spread of invasive species is important to protect and restore New York's healthy ecosystems. Some invasive species can move around on their own by flying, swimming, or spreading their seeds or spores. Many invasive species, however, are moved around by people and can hitch a ride on everything from our cars, to shoes, pets, and recreational equipment. Help prevent the spread of invasive species by learning how invasive species can be spread and simple steps you can take.

More about Help Prevent Invasive Species:

  • Prevent the Spread of Terrestrial Invasive Species - Tips for preventing the spread of Terrestrial Invasive Species.
  • Guidelines for Aquarium & Pet Owners - Be a responsible exotic pet and aquarium owner - follow these best management practices to prevent the spread of invasive species.
  • Firewood and Invasive Pests - New York's forests are under attack from numerous invasive exotic insect pests which can be moved around the country on and in firewood.
  • Clean, Drain, Dry - New York State law requires boaters to properly inspect and clean boating and fishing equipment before launching watercraft into public waterbodies. Clean, Drain, Dry helps prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
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