Forest Hero! Network

Concerned about invasive plants?

You can help support healthy forests by becoming a Forest Hero!

A Forest Hero! is a person willing to provide outreach in their community about invasive plants. The Forest Hero! Network trains volunteers to provide local leadership in communities, motivating neighbors to engage in invasive plant management. The Network is a collaboration between Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, and

Become a Forest Hero! 

Forest Hero! trainings are an opportunity to learn effective communication, plant identification, and invasive management options (and more!) from professionals. Taking the training does not commit you to be a Forest Hero!; you can choose your level of commitment once you’ve completed the training. 

We are working on scheduling our next training. Please watch this space for more information, and send us an email if you'd like to be contacted when applications open.

already a Forest Hero!?

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Volunteers sit around a table, practicing plant identification with plant samples


Forest Hero! written on a maple leaf