Oct 1, 2014

Quirion Takes Reins at Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

Brendan Quirion Takes Reins at Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program


Brendan Quirion has taken the reins in Septemberas the new Program Coordinator for the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP PRISM), one of NY State's eight PRISMs (Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management). The change took place with the departure of former Director Hilary Smith, as she accepted a new position working on invasive species issues with the US Department of Interior in Washington, DC.

Brendan began working on invasive species issues in the Adirondacks in 2008 when he worked as a summer intern for the New York State Department of Transportation mapping priority state routes within the Park for invasive plant infestations. Brendan joined the APIPP team in 2010 as the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator and was promoted to Program Coordinator September 2014.  He coordinates regional invasive species action for the PRISM, builds partnerships, facilitates community based approaches, and fosters innovative solutions for prevention and management.

Brendan received a Bachelor’s of Technology in Wildlife Management from the State University of New York at Cobleskill.

Contact:  bquirion@TNC.ORG