Invasive plants and animals are foreign species that were introduced by modern humans into Vermont, where they did not evolve and may have no natural enemies to limit their reproduction and spread. Invasive aquatic species negatively impact fisheries, boating, water supply and natural ecosystems.
Do your part in protecting our waters through never transporting aquatic plants, only using legal bait and thoroughly cleaning boats and waders after use. Public awareness, participation, and support is key to help prevent the spread of invasives.
To learn more information about invasive species, please visit these websites:
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - VT DEC provides information and links to the eight most common invasive species in Vermont. Information is also provided for grants, applicable laws, and permits.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - A clearinghouse of information on invasive species.