Monitoring for and treating invasive species is one of the most important things you can do to take care of Vermont’s working forests and natural areas. Be on the lookout for invasive plants and insects, and if you're a land manager or landowner, do everything you can to prevent the spread of invasives and treat existing populations.
To learn more about management options, check out the gallery of land invasives. Each species has its own "Management" tab.
Invasive tree pests, such as the emerald ash borer (EAB), pose serious challenges to Vermont’s communities. By planning ahead and preparing, your community can minimize the impact of invasive tree pests and reduce the risk of spreading them. Forest pest preparedness and response is ultimately the responsibility of municipal governments, businesses, and private landowners. Federal and state staff are available for technical assistance and early detection.
Management for towns and communities
Information about creating a forest pest preparedness plan can be found on the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry website.
Management for private landowners
Check out the resource hub for additional land management documents relating to invasive forest pests.
Monitoring for and treating invasive terrestrial plants is one of the most important things you can do to take care of Vermont’s working forests and natural areas. Be on the lookout for invasive plants, and if you're a land manager, landowner, or caring for a community space, do everything you can to prevent the spread of invasives and treat existing populations.
Not sure where to start? Check out this short, three-part series on Making an Invasive Plant Management Plan.
Developing a Management Plan
Treatment and Restoration
Hiring a Contractor
Early Detection Rapid Response
Forestry Best Management Practices
Shoreland Best Management Practices
Disposal of Invasive Plant Material
Native Plant Sources