LIEP into action for invasive species control. Learn what you can do to manage and protect your land and Vermont from these harmful species.
Not all species of plants and animals in Vermont are native. Many non-natives, such as honey bees and apple trees, have become part of the Vermont landscape without causing harm.
However, invasive species are non-natives whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic and environmental harm. Invasive species threaten Vermont’s biodiversity and Vermonters’ livelihoods by disrupting important natural processes such as forest regeneration and the food web, degrading habitat, and preying upon and outcompeting native plants and animals.
However, you can LIEP into action! The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s LIEP program focuses on Location, Identification, Evaluation and treatment, and Prevention to help landowners manage invasive species. Other opportunities exist for volunteering to help manage these species on state land.
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
Include Eurasian watermilfoil, frogbit, purple loosestrife, starry stonewort, and water chestnut
Include alewife, Asian clams, spiny waterflea, and zebra mussels
Learn more about these invasive species, spread prevention, and volunteer opportunities
Terrestrial Invasive Plants
Include buckthorn, barberry, knotweed, purple loosestrife, and honeysuckle
Learn more about these invasive species, land management, and volunteer opportunities.