On January 19th, 2023, the Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds held a special event to discuss emerging aquatic invasive species (AIS).

FOVLAP Special Events

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our Special Event: Emerging Aquatic Invasive Species in Vermont Inland Lakes.

The prevention and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS) is a growing challenge for Vermont inland lakes. In neighboring regions, new invasive threats are moving towards Vermont. This seminar discussed three emerging threats, provided detailed descriptions, the geography of current infestations, the impacts to lake ecosystems, and available control techniques.

If you were unable to attend, you can view the recording, and the presentations given by our expert speakers.

  • Overview of existing AIS infestations – Kim Jensen, VT DEC
  • Hydrilla – Mike Greer, USACE
  • Round Goby – Ellen Marsden, UVM
  • Spiny and Fishhook Waterflea – Jason Stockwell, UVM

Thank you to our speakers!

The full agenda, and speaker presentations can be viewed here.

The meeting was recorded and can be viewed on YouTube.