New York State Department of Environmental Conservation NYCRR Part 575 Invasive Species Regulations Questions and Answers http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/2359.html
What are invasive species? Invasive species means a species that is nonnative to a particular ecosystem, and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.
Why are invasive species a problem? Invasive species can harm natural communities and systems (plants and animals found in particular physical environments) by out-competing native species, reducing biological diversity, altering community structure and, in some cases, changing ecosystems. Invasive species threaten New York’s food supply, not only agriculture but also harvested wildlife, fish and shellfish; our landscaping, parks, gardens, and pets; and our recreation resources and even animal and human health. All New Yorkers have a stake in the invasive species issue
Last updated June 18, 2018