Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing legislation to protect New York's natural resources form the threat of invasive species.

Gillibrand was at Delta Lake in Rome today to talk about the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act.

She says the legislation would prevent potentially harmful species from being imported into the country or across state lines.

“The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act would give federal wildlife officials new tools to keep out invasive species that pose an imminent threat to the Rome area,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

Gillibrand says in recent years, we've seen many cases of invasive species from other countries being introduced into bodies of water around the state.