Welcome New Terrestrial Invasive Species Manager

Welcome New Terrestrial Invasive Species Manager



Contact Information:  

Tammara Van Ryn, Director, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

tammara.vanryn@tnc.org, 518-232-7672 (c) 

The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Welcomes New

Terrestrial Invasive Species Manager

Keene Valley — The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) is pleased to announce that Ari Giller-Leinwohl has joined The Nature Conservancy as APIPP’s new terrestrial invasive species manager.

“We are thrilled to have Ari on board. He will lead our work with community members and partners to help protect the Adirondack region from the threats invasive species pose to our communities, lands, and waters,” said Tammara Van Ryn, APIPP’s Director.

In his new role, Giller-Leinwohl will help prevent and manage terrestrial invasive species on Adirondack Forest Preserve lands as well as advise private landowners about how to manage invasive species on their lands. He will also coordinate APIPP’s popular Forest Pest Hunter program which engages community scientists in scouting for invasive forest pests. Giller-Leinwohl will be based out of The Nature Conservancy’s office in Keene Valley.

Giller-Leinwohl brings his experience managing invasive species in New York’s Hudson Valley, Vermont, and Maine as well as several Mid-Atlantic and southwestern states to the Adirondacks. “Ari’s experience as a licensed pesticide applicator and professional arborist, and his work assisting public agencies with scientific research projects, are a great combination for the terrestrial invasive species manager position,” said Van Ryn.

Giller-Leinwohl said he is excited about his new role, as it is a perfect opportunity to combine his love of the outdoors with his invasive species monitoring and management skills to help protect Adirondack lands and forests.

APIPP’s mission is to work in partnership to minimize the impact of invasive species on the Adirondack region’s communities, lands, and waters. Learn more at www.adkinvasives.com. 


The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) serves as the Adirondack Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), one of eight partnerships across New York. APIPP is hosted by The Adirondack Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and receives financial support from the Environmental Protection Fund administered by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.