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Be On the Front Line.

Become a Forest Pest First Detector!Learn More

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Pancake Breakfast Won't Taste the Same

Keep ALB out of Vermont's sugarbushes!Learn More

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Think Birds Are Cool?

Plant natives!Learn More

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On the ground
Educating about and managing invasive species within the Ottauquechee watershed. Want to learn more? Email ocisma@vinsweb.org.
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Once a hillside of goutweed and other invasives, the statehouse now boasts a beautiful native plant garden
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The Upper White River Cooperative Weed Management Association (CWMA) is a collaborative effort....
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Hildene staff and volunteers restore wetland buffer...
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Barberry and burning bush have been replaced by wildlife beneficial natives.
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Buckthorn and honeysuckle are reducing regeneration of this forest. Learn how concerned residents are making a difference.
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Learn more about how Hinesburg is managing invasives on conserved properties!
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Take action to protect our state's hemlock trees by scouting for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) and report suspected sightings.
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The Upper Connecticut CISMA began to take form in late 2010 with agencies and individuals in Vermont seeking to collaborate....
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Town removes invasive barberry from landscaping
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Sign up to look for nest sites of a ground-dwelling wasp called Cerceris fumipennis and help in our search for emerald ash borer (EAB).
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The Montshire Museum creates stunning Woodland Garden using all natives...
Featured Invasive
Look in wetlands, ditches and roadsides for this fast spreading plant....
Featured Invasive
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) is an invasive insect that feeds on certain species of hardwood trees, eventually killing them.
Featured Invasive
This aggressive plant is found along all of Vermont's major rivers, negatively impacting riparian buffers and fish habitat.
Featured Invasive
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002.
Featured Invasive
Japanese barberry destroys Vermont's woodlands
Featured Invasive
But those fuschia leaves are not what we want in our woods!
Featured Invasive
All that purple is no good for wildlife. Knock out new infestations right away!
Featured Invasive
Look for shiny leaves and silver speckled berries tin the fall
Featured Invasive
This is the "Northeastern Kudzu". Beware of this seductive yet aggressively invasive plant.
Featured Invasive
People love bittersweet in fall wreathes and decorations....it wreaks havoc on Vermont's trees.
Featured Invasive
This member of the milkweed family is fairly new to Vermont. Monarchs lay their eggs on it but the larvae don't survive. Learn more...
Featured Invasive
Fall is the perfect time to control it. Learn more here...
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Have an inpenetrable thicket of multiflora rose? Learn how to treat it...

Events

May 17, 2014 - 9:30am
The emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are less than 50 miles from Vermont’s borders and we need your help! Become a First Detector!
June 7, 2014 - 9:30am
The emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle are less than 50 miles from Vermont’s borders and we need your help! Join the First Detectors!

Latest News

April 15, 2014

Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program 2013 Summary

The numbers are in and it was another fantastic year for the Vermont Boat Access Greeter Program. There were 23 locally-run programs located around Vermont and a total of nearly 15,000 boats were inspected by access greeters in 2013....

April 15, 2014

YOU and Old Man Winter can help slow the spread of the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid!

As our amphibians start their annual migration and bears emerge from their dens, it is wise to take down bird feeders not only to avoid attracting bears but also prevent the spread of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA).