Restore a Healthy Lake Champlain: Cormorant Control
  • Petitioned Dr. Gregory Parham

This petition was delivered to:

Administrator of Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Dr. Gregory Parham
USDA
Secretary Tom Vilsack

Restore a Healthy Lake Champlain: Cormorant Control

    1. Lake Champlain International
    2. Petition by

      Lake Champlain International

      Colchester, VT

The double-crested cormorant is an invasive waterbird that impairs the fisheries, native birds, swimming, boating, and water health of Lake Champlain. Reliable funding is needed to control cormorants and protect Lake Champlain and the region's economy.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Robert Mann COLCHESTER, VT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Great flocks of these birds degrade small bays, shorelines, and even whole islands with their excessive population and feces.

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    • John Kappes PLATTSBURGH, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      I spend several months each year living in a make front cottage. These birds have arrived fairly recently, and seem to have taken over the lake. 30 years ago I remember seeing loons in my early morning fishing trips. Now, I only see hundreds of these cormorants. As a non-native species I can only imagine the way they are altering the ecosystem.

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    • Phil Mozeika NORTH FERRISBURGH, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      I boat on the lake

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    • andrew dion COLCHESTER, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      getting too destructive both on land and water

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    • Danny DeGraff ST. ALBANS, VT
      • about 2 years ago

      The quantity of these birds on the lake, the amount of fish they consume & the damage they are doing is not acceptable – they need to be controlled.

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