The Long Island Native Plant Initiative Inc. (LINPI) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to conserve the genetic diversity of native long Island plants with a particular emphasis on the production and use of ecotypes. The organization’s activities include collection of native plant seed, propagation and sale of native plant materials, and education of horticulture professionals and the general public of the importance for conserving native plant species. The Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA) is coordinated by LINPI in an effort to further protect Long Island’s native plant populations through the prevention and management of invasive species. The mission of LIISMA is help conserve Long Island’s and Staten Island’s biodiversity, wildlife habitat, recreation resources, scenic quality, and crop production, while protecting human health and safety, by facilitating cooperation and coordination among land owners and managers to reduce the threat of human-introduced invasive species. We also believe we can reduce the costs of invasive species management by preventing and eradicating new invasive species infestations before they become established.