Invasive Species

Black Rock Forest 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 Black Rock Forest calls on volunteers to help staff with removal of invasive plants on a seasonal basis. To become involved with these efforts, please complete our volunteer form.

Storm King School student and Bill Schuster remove invasive Japanese angelica tree. Photo: Jason Kaplan/The Cornwall Local