NYS PROHIBITED SPECIES
New York State has adopted NYCRR Part 575 Prohibited and Regulated Invasive Species which regulates the possession, transport, importation, sale, purchase and introduction of select invasive species. The purpose of this regulation is to help control invasive species by reducing new infestations and spread of existing populations. This regulation became effective March 10, 2015.
The lists of prohibited and regulated species were developed using the standardized species assessment and listing process outlined in the 2010 report “A Regulatory System for Non-Native Species”. The assessment team reviewed and ranked lists of candidate non-native species and submitted recommendations to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (25 Non-Government Organizations) and Council (9 State Agencies) for review and comment.
Part 575 represents a powerful tool to help efforts to management invasive species by limiting the spread and establishment of new species and populations. While the initial list of prohibited and regulated species is not all-encompassing and regular updates are expected. See the complete list of Prohibited and Regulated Species here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/islist.pdf