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Aquatic Invasive Animals

Use LIEP to learn more about common aquatic invasive animal species found in Vermont waters. 

Aquatic invasive animal species impact Vermont's ecosystems and recreational opportunities. These species can harm native animal populations and limit fishing and boating activities. However, there are many steps you can take to prevent the spread of these species and protect Vermont's waters. 

LIEP into action! This program will help you locate, identify, evaluate, and prevent the spread of aquatic invasive animal species. See a species that looks suspicious? Report invasive species sightings at (802) 828-1000 or

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