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There are two types of non-native, invasive barberry, Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and common barberry (Berberis vulgaris). They are both sun and shade tolerant and can therefore grow in many places including closed canopy and open woods, forest borders, fields, wetlands, and roadsides. In Vermont, barberry is most prevalent in Chittenden and Windsor counties.

LIEP Invasive Species Program

Vermont landscape

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.

Private Land and Public Access

Vermont's tradition of open access is as old as statehood, and the values that support this tradition are fundamental to our strong sense of community. However, allowing hunting or any public use on your land is, ultimately, a privilege only you can grant. 

Animal Importation and Possession Rules

State law requires anyone wishing to purchase, possess, import, sell, exhibit or breed a pet or animal in Vermont to first determine if a permit is required. This page can help you.

GMCC Registration Information

Due to COVID-19 and the requirements necessary to keep staff and campers safe and healthy, please be aware that although registration will open with all camp weeks available to the full number of campers as in past years, we will be following any guidance relating to summer camps released by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s office. There is an inherent risk of contracting COVID-19 in any place where people gather, including at GMCC.

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