In Vermont, we are fortunate to have many organizations that offer information and resources on the threat of, identification of and management of invasives. This websiteprovides 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 University of Vermont Extension, The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. 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.
To learn more about the various organizations involved in invasives outreach and education, please contact the following:
University of Vermont Extension (UVM EXT)
Role and Responsibility: Assist in website maintenance, maintain and support tree pest information on the website, and coordinate the VT Forest Pest First Detector Program.
Urban and Community Forestry Outreach Specialist
(802) 223-2389 Ext. 210
Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
Role and Responsibility: Assist in website maintenance, maintain and support plant information on the website, and provide invasive terrestrial plant outreach and technical assistance to land managers and landowners throughout the state.
Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Role and Responsibility: Assist in website maintenance, provide technical expertise on tree pests and assist in delivery of Forest Pest First Detector Program.
In addition, this website is supported by the work of the following organizations.
Vermont Agency of Agriculture
USDA APHIS – Plant Protection & Quarantine
VT Department of Fish and Wildlife
VT Department of Environmental Conservation
Vermont Invasive Exotic Plants Council