Hand Treatment

As part of integrated pest management (IPM), IRM can oversee restoration crews for hand removal of undesired species.  In situations where either the client or local laws prevent chemical or mechanical treatment or if hand removal is the most ecologically responsible approach to noxious weed removal, manual removal can prove to be valuable restoration treatment.

IRM crews work efficiently and can tackle projects ranging from English ivy removal in upland sites to hand pulling aquatic invasives from boats or in the water using waders.  IRM restoration crews will identify target species, treat the plants and remove material off of site if desired.

hand pulling in Delta ponds

IRM sub-contractors removing noxious weed yellow flag iris for Santiam Watershed Council.

Services:

  • Identify target noxious weeds
  • Hand remove noxious weeds
  • Supervise labor crew

Please visit our Projects: Aquatic & Riparian Habitat Restoration  page for examples of Hand Treatment Projects completed by IRM.