Firewood quarantine in development for Vermont

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Barberry and burning bush have been replaced by wildlife beneficial natives.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

Events

June 9, 2015 - 10:00am
A Free Workshop for Land-managers: Invasive plants are taking over Vermont’s forests with devastating consequences. They negatively impact the quality of wildlife habitat, create financial burdens for landowners and reduce the economic value of working forests. Accordingly, there is increasing need for consultants and land managers well-skilled in invasive management. The workshop will increase your ability to efficiently achieve invasive management goals in forests while minimizing impacts. Pre-requisites: knowledge of invasive plant biology/ecology, ID, and basic management approaches.
June 13, 2015 - 9:30am
Help protect Vermont's forests from invasive insects!

Latest News

May 23, 2015

With Start Of Camping Season, Firewood Quarantine In Effect For New Hampshire

As the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicks off the summer camping season, New Hampshire authorities are reminding people it's illegal to bring untreated firewood into the state without a written agreement from them. 

It...

May 18, 2015

Feds quarantine New York-Vermont border to stem flow of invasive emerald ash borer

By Brian Nearing

Albany

The state's new system to confront the invasive emerald ash borer, which relies on quarantine zones drawn around forests known to be infested, is unique among the 25...