Resources

Below is a list of links to help you learn and take action.

Regulations:
Official DEC regulations
Permit for transporting invasive species

State Resources:
New York’s updated AIS management plan – YouTube video of New York’s latest plans for managing AIS

Organizations:
Upper Susquehanna Coalition – The Upper Susquehanna Coalition is a network of 16 Soil and Water Conservation Districts in New York and 3 Conservation Districts in Pennsylvania. Our mission is to protect and improve water quality and natural resources in the Upper Susquehanna River Basin with the involvement of citizens and agencies through education, partnerships, planning, implementation and advocating for our water resources.

C-OFOKLA  –  The Cortland – Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations, Inc. (C-OFOKLA) is dedicated to the preservation of the kettle lakes, surrounding waters and watershed regions in Cortland and Onondaga counties.

C-OFOKLA does so by advocating awareness of lake resources, educating communities about watersheds and their protection, and promoting stewardship of those waterways.

NYSFOLA -The New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA) was founded in 1983 by a small consortium of lake associations concerned about a variety of problems facing their lakes. Water quality was of concern to nearly all of the lakes, and there was little information available on methods to combat the increasing presence of aquatic invasive species.

With the assistance of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NYSFOLA spearheaded the development of the Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program. This model statewide volunteer lake monitoring program has since served over 200 New York State lakes, and it remains an important part of NYSFOLA’s mission.

Since its founding, NYSFOLA’s membership has grown to over 200 lakes throughout the state. Each year, NYSFOLA invites its members to attend an annual conference that brings together lake managers from government, academia and the corporate sector to share new technologies and case studies in lake management.

Cortland Count Soil and Water Conservation District – Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed on May 1, 1946 to provide assistance to County residents to control soil erosion and improve agricultural drainage. Since that time, changes in land use and state and federal programs have broadened the scope of conservation district responsibilities. SWCD is dedicated to promoting the conservation and wise use of our county’s natural resources.

SUNY ESF – Aquatic and fisheries science is the study of aquatic ecosystems to increase scientific understanding and to apply basic ecological principles to their management, thereby sustaining them for multiple uses.

Finger Lakes PRISM – Seventeen Counties, Five Working Groups, (Agricultural, Aquatic, Education and Outreach, Terrestrial, and Steering Committee), and multiple partners, the Finger Lakes-PRISM Mission is:

To reduce the introduction, spread, and impact of invasive species within the Finger Lakes PRISM region through coordinated education, detection, prevention, and control measures.

Educator Resources

Aquatic Invasive Species School Resources  – Here is a set of resources used by the ccStopTheInvasion team during school and camp outreach.