Invasive Species

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From the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation:

"Invasive species are non-native species that can cause harm to the environment, the economy or human health. Invasives come from all around the world. As international trade increases, so does the rate of invasive species introductions.

Invasive species threaten nearly every aspect of our world and are one of the greatest threats to New York's biodiversity. They cause or contribute to:


The following list represents invasive terrestrial and aquatic animal and plant life that has been deemed part of Rochester Environmental Issues.