An invasive species is a non-native plant or animal whose introduction to an ecosystem causes or is likely to cause harm to the environment, economy, or human health. Invasive species threaten the ecological balance of our lands and waters. OCCA is at the forefront of invasive species control and eradication efforts in Otsego County.
Invasive species cost New York State hundreds of millions of dollars each year in direct control costs and in lost revenue. OCCA has made preventing the spread of invasive species a top priority.