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Provides selected Vermont resources from agencies and organizations with an interest in the prevention, control, or eradication of invasive species.


  • Vermont Forest Invasive Pest Status Map

    • Mar 19, 2024
    • Vermont Forests, Parks & Recreation. Forest Health Program

    • The newly launched Vermont Forest Invasive Pest Status Map offers an interactive platform to track the spread of invasive species such as beech leaf disease, elm zigzag sawfly, elongate hemlock scale, emerald ash borer, and hemlock woolly adelgid across the state. The application provides users with a comprehensive overview of town infestations and detection years for each invasive pest.
      See also: Vermont Forest Health Program Launches Interactive Invasive Pest Status Map

  • Be on the Alert for Spotted Lanternfly in Vermont

    • Jun 1, 2022
    • Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.

    • The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is asking the public to keep an eye out for the invasive pest known as spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) during the spring landscaping season. This is due to the risk of egg masses being accidentally brought in on shipments of nursery stock imported from other states that may have an established spotted lanternfly (SLF) infestation. This invasive bug is not yet known to have established a breeding population in Vermont. If you see any signs of spotted lanternfly, please report it. The Agency may contact you to determine if action is necessary to prevent establishment in Vermont.

  • State Seeking Volunteers to Help Monitor Vermont’s Lakes and Ponds

    • Aug 5, 2022
    • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Department of Environmental Conservation.

    • This summer, the Vermont Lakes and Ponds Program is seeking volunteers to help monitor and collect information about lakes and ponds in the state. With over 800 lakes and ponds, volunteers are key to the success of the program’s lake monitoring efforts. Volunteers can be found statewide greeting lake visitors, inspecting boats, collecting water samples, tracking algal or cyanobacteria blooms, reporting aquatic invasive species, and more. For general information, interested parties are welcome to visit the volunteer webpage.

  • Vermont Officials Report Second Year of Spongy Moth Outbreak

    • Jun 14, 2022
    • Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets.

    • In some parts of the state, Vermonters are noticing the return of a disturbing sight in our forests and backyards: masses of spongy moth caterpillars. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation (FPR) have received numerous inquiries from concerned citizens regarding large numbers of spongy moth caterpillars, Lymantria dispar dispar, (also known as LDD, formerly gypsy moth). While the spongy moth can emerge anywhere in the state, unusually high populations observed last year and again this spring are localized in western areas of Vermont. More information regarding the impacts of spongy moths on trees and forests can be found at

  • Firewood and Invasive Pests

    • Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. Department of Forestry, Parks, and Recreation.

    • Firewood is widely recognized as a major source of non-native forest insect and disease infestations. A rule governing the importation of untreated firewood into Vermont went into effect on May 1, 2016. Visitors to Vermont State Parks, Vermont State Forests, and the Green Mountain National Forest may only bring firewood originating from Vermont or that is heat treated and in its original, labeled package. To help slow the spread of emerald ash borer within Vermont, ash firewood that has not been heat treated should not be moved outside of the Emerald Ash Borer Infested Area in Vermont.

  • Vermont Invasive Patrollers

    • 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).

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