In Vermont, we are fortunate to have many organizations that offer information and resources on the threat, identification, and management of invasive species. This website provides a landing page for Vermonters interested in learning more about invasive insects, plants, and pathogens. In addition, the website is designed to guide visitors to the appropriate place to learn more and become involved in various monitoring, management and outreach efforts.

The development of the website was a joint effort between the University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. The website was funded by the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program at the recommendation of the National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council.

For questions regarding invasive tree pests:

Ginger Nickerson
Forest Pest Education Coordinator
UVM Extension
(802) 476-2003

For questions regarding aquatic invasive plants:

Kimberly Jenson
Environmental Scientist
Department of Environmental Conservation

For questions regarding licensing & registration (invasive & noxious weeds):

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets


For questions regarding terrestrial invasive plants:

Invasive Plant Program 
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation

Elizabeth Spinney, Project Coordinator
Lina Swislocki, Assistant Coordinator