Learn How We Can Control Invasive Plants in Forest Restoration Projects

By Lake Champlain Sea Grant Staff
April 27, 2022

Listen to the April episode of the “Restoration Roundup” podcast and find out ways that landowners and natural resource managers can control invasive plants in forest restoration projects along our waterways and in our woodlands. Join podcast producers Alison Adams and Liz Woodhull, of the Watershed Forestry Partnership and Lake Champlain Sea Grant, as they interview two invasive plant experts. 

Invasive plants, such as Japanese knotweed, pose a serious threat to the integrity of Vermont’s riparian, or stream and wetland, forests and to the success of forest restoration projects. The impact of these invasives is only expected to increase as our planet continues to warm. This latest episode of Restoration Roundup, features Biologist Katie Kain of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. They discuss the prevalence of invasive plants and how human contributions to their establishment in our ecosystems means we have a responsibility to face the difficult realities of how to control them. 

Listen to this podcast and many others on Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Watershed Forestry Partnership Restoration Roundup Podcast webpage or find the episode on most podcast streaming platforms.

The Restoration Roundup podcast, released on the last Wednesday of each month, is supported by NEIWPCC and the Lake Champlain Basin Program.