Vermont Aquatic Invasive Species Program 2012 Update (PDF | 495 KB) (Nov 2012)
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources.
Annual update on the efforts of the Vermont Aquatic Invasive Species Program to monitor and control aquatic nuisance species in the state of Vermont.
New Species Added to Vermont's Plant Quarantine Rule (Feb 27, 2012)
This rule, originally adopted in 2002, prohibits movement, distribution, and sale of several established invasive plant species, and places additional possession and cultivation restrictions on a smaller number of plant species not known to be established in the state. The amended rule will prohibit the sale and movement/distribution of Norway maple (Acer platanoides), Amur maple (Acer ginnala), burning bush (Euonymous alatus), Japanese and common barberries (Berberis thunbergii and B. vulgaris), yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus), and European naiad (Najas minor, an invasive aquatic species).
Use of Felt-Soled Waders and Boots Prohibited (Mar 21, 2011)
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
With the opening of Vermont's trout fishing season coming on April 9, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has issued a reminder that using felt-soled waders or boots in Vermont waters is prohibited this year.
The Vermont legislature enacted the new law to help curb the spread of aquatic invasive species such as whirling disease of fish and didymo, a microscopic algae more commonly known as "rock snot".
Don't Move Firewood
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Division of Forestry.
Keep destructive invasive pests of out
As far as we know, none of these pests have found their way to Vermont yet,
although the Emerald Ash Borer and Asian
Long Horned beetle are less than one day's