The sole mission of Trillium is to serve land owners and stewards in the management of invasive species.
What's the problem?
Invasive species are a growing threat to our natural heritage throughout the world.
As with many places, our home of the Hudson Valley of New York, is a landscape that serves many significant ecological purposes and services.
We rely on these services for our region’s water supply, agriculture and tourism, and found our identity in our landscape’s scenic beauty and bounty.
The quality of these services is threatened by non-native invasive species invading our landscape and reducing ecological integrity. These plants and animals impact hydrology, create imbalances in habitat and influence the provision of food for migrating and indigenous species. The result is a reduction in the landscape's ability to support the biodiversity we see as our natural heritage.
Invasive species also threaten the scenic, educational and cultural institutions that the Hudson Valley community uses to define itself. Invasive trees can cloud our mountains and hold back native resources from developing, and many plants and animals disrupt our forest under-stories, meadows, wetlands and waterways.
If non-native, invasive species can be uprooted from the footholds they are establishing we will provide future generations with the natural heritage we have grown to love.
In 2015 New York's regulations on invasive species became effective.
Visit the DEC website for more information.
Be sure to participate in New York's Invasive Species Awareness Week,
Visit www.nyis.info to find an event near you!
The Case Against Novel Ecosystems by Douglas Tallamy
Each month NYS PRISM conducts a conference call with a presentation for the invasive management community.
Dougas Tallamy delivered the presentation below in the October 2013 NY PRISM Conference call. In this video Douglas frames one of the most compelling messages of why conservation should be a goal for land managers.
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