Vermont Announces Quarantine of Invasive Emerald Ash Borer (May 7, 2018)
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation.
As part of the ongoing response to the recent discovery of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within the state, Vermont has joined the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s 31-state quarantine boundary. The quarantine will help reduce the movement of infested ash wood to un-infested regions outside of Vermont's borders. Ash wood may not be moved from Vermont to Maine, Rhode Island, or 7 counties in New Hampshire because the pest has not been identified in these states and counties.
Vermont is also developing a series of slow-the-spread recommendations, initially including recommendations for handling logs, firewood, and other ash materials. To learn more about these recommendations, to see a map indicating where EAB is known to occur in Vermont, and to report suspected invasive species like EAB, visit vtinvasives.org.
VT Fish & Wildlife Department Enlists Public to Prevent Spread of Invasive Species (May 2017)
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Fish & Wildlife Department.
A new resource gives Vermonters information about how to easily identify invasive species and provides recommendations for removing them or preventing their spread. The LIEP program, short for Locate, Identify, Evaluate and treat, and Prevent, is an online tool landowners, boaters, anglers, and concerned citizens can use to prevent the spread of invasive species. Vermonters can find information about the LIEP program and resources for preventing the spread of invasive species at the Fish and Wildlife Department's website.
Vermont Invasive Patrollers: We Need Your Help: Become a Vermont Invasive Patroller!
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Environmental Conservation. Watershed Management Division.
Early detection is vital to protecting Vermont's water bodies from harmful invasive plants and animals. With more than 800 lakes and ponds throughout the state, volunteers play a key role in our surveying efforts. Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIPs) monitor water bodies for new introductions of invasive species and report their findings to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).
Don't Move Firewood
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Department of Forestry, Parks, and Recreation.
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
drive away. A rule governing the importation of untreated firewood into Vermont went into effect on May 1, 2016.