Think bittersweet wreaths are beautiful?

Try native or non-invasive natural decorations this season...Learn More

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Calling all Pest Hunters!

Volunteer to scout for HWA in southern Vermont!Learn More

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Got woody invasives?

Go get 'em this fall!Learn More

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Welcome to Vermont:

Please leave your firewood at home!Learn More

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Emerald Ash Borer

Is Your Woodlot Ready?Learn More

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Barberry and burning bush have been replaced by wildlife beneficial natives.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

Events

April 15, 2016 - 9:30am
Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help! First Detector volunteers are our front-line defense against invasive tree pest infestations.
May 7, 2016 - 9:00am
Please join Vermont Lakes Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Public Access Greeters. Public Access Greeters educate lake visitors about invasive species, provide courtesy water craft inspections and STOP introductions.

Latest News

May 6, 2016

Happy Arbor Day!

"500 trees planted in the Burlington's newest park"

May 2, 2016

Insect Outbreaks Reduce Wildfire Severity

Forest scientists have found an unexpected 'silver lining' to the insect outbreaks that have ravaged millions of trees across western North America.

While insect outbreaks leave trees looking like matchsticks, a new...