Feb 25, 2015


New York Invasive Species Prevention Act regulations go into full effect on March 10th

The New York Invasive Species Prevention Act was enacted in 2012 to slow the spread of invasive species that occur through commerce. Regulations (6 NYCRR Part 575) were adopted in July 2014 that prohibit or regulate the possession, transport, importation, sale, purchase and introduction of select invasive species, including plants, animals, invertebrates, fungi, algae and cyanobacteria.The purpose of this regulation is to help control invasive species, a form of biological pollution, by reducing the introduction of new and spread of existing populations. This regulation becomes effective March 10, 2015. Two species, Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and Eurasian boars (Sus scrofa) have grace periods.

Click here too read the Part 575 Regulations.

Click here for a downloadable publication of Regulated and Prohibited plant species (with photographs).