The Consortium is connected to and initiates action within regional conservation networks that prioritize early detection and response to invasive species and protection or restoration plans for threatened native species. The Forest crew and volunteers routinely remove Japanese barberry and Japanese knotweed on Forest lands. In the past year, the Forest crew has removed two invasive plants taking root in the Forest for the first time: Giant Hogweed and Devil's Walking Stick.
Where safe and practical, the Consortium calls on volunteers to help staff with removal of invasive plants on a seasonal basis. To become involved with these efforts, simply sign up for the Consortium's e-news and respond to the next call for volunteers.
Storm King School student and Bill Schuster remove invasive Japanese angelica tree. Photo: Jason Kaplan/The Cornwall Local