Find Spotted Lanternfly

  • Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that feeds on grapes, hops, orchard trees, and maples, severely threatening New York's forests and agricultural systems
  • We need volunteers to be on the lookout to protect farmers, food, and ecosystems state-wide
  • Learn how to ID SLF, adopt priority areas to survey, and report observations with easy-to-use mapping technology

Volunteer On Water

  • Volunteers learn how to identify, survey, and record data about aquatic invasive plants and animals
  • Once trained, select an Adirondack water body of interest to track plant growth throughout the season
  • Carry out hands-on surveys looking for invasive mollusks and zooplankton not readily found on the surface

Volunteer on Land

  • Leave no trace of invasive species when you hike, bike, and camp in the Adirondacks
  • Help control invasive Japanese Knotweed species impacting key conservation lands
  • Support Early Detection, Rapid Response efforts to stop Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in its tracks

AIS Volunteers


Waterways Surveyed


Terrestrial Sites Surveyed


Terrestrial Infestations Mapped