The Invasives Strike Force (ISF) crew, as part of the Trail Conference Conservation Corps and funded through the Lower Hudson PRISM, is a conservation-based crew devoted to eradicate, contain and prevent the establishment of emerging terrestrial invasive species within the Lower Hudson Valley in order to protect our high-value habitat through the use of skilled labor within the region.
What We Do
As AmeriCorps members, the ISF crew spends the summer outdoors protecting natural resources, gaining valuable experience in the field, and making a difference in ecosystem-level conservation. Crew members spend most of their time managing terrestrial invasive plants, employing the most effective techniques to mitigate ecological damage in New York's lower Hudson Valley, as well as assist in data management.
In 2020, the ISF crew surveyed 270 acres, managed invasives in 76 acres, and removed nearly 40,000 plants!