Veteran journalist Candace Page talks with VPR’s Jane
Lindholm about the impact of cormorants on Lake Champlain.
Since arriving in the early 1980s, the big black birds have multiplied
dramatically and efforts are underway to control them.
Our series of summer programs continues with a look at how the fish are biting. Anglers and wildlife officials are working to control damaging invasive species that affect our fish population – and they’re experimenting with ways to improve fish habitat.
groups and state agencies monitoring Lake Champlain are
hoping to cut back on a population of Cormorants. The birds’ population has boomed since the
pesticide DDT, which had decimated cormorants and other birds, was banned.