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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director Hilary Smith Talks About New Job In Washington D.C.

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One of the individuals who has led efforts to combat invasive species in New York is leaving to take a position at the Department of Interior. Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program Director Hilary Smith will become the federal agency’s invasive species coordinator. She spoke with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about her decision to leave the Adirondacks.

Hilary Smith helped create the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program. She also coordinated the formation of New York’s regional PRISMs, or Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management offices.

In October Smith begins her new job in Washington D.C., bringing her knowledge about invasive species to the federal level. She says it’s a natural outgrowth of her long interest and career in invasive species.

Smith begins her new job in Washington October 20th.  She will be replaced at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program by current terrestrial invasive plant coordinator Brendan Quirion.

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