Early Detection Rapid Response

IRM assits landowners with preventing and eradicating noxious weed through a comprehensive strategy called  Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR).  Sometimes considered the “second line of defense” after prevention, EDRR is a critical component of any effective invasive species management program.

When new invasive species infestations are detected, a prompt and coordinated containment and eradication response can reduce environmental and economic impacts.  This action results in lower cost and less resource damage than implementing a long-term control program after the species is established.

In an effort to prevent new species of invasive weeds from reaching distribution levels such as Scot’s broom and Armenian blackberry, IRM works with various stakeholders to identify potential future infestations.

IRM can develop and carry out monitoring plans for mapping the invasives, and using integrated pest management (IPM) to stop their spread.

IRM crew recording (early detection) existing noxious weeds.
Recording (early detection) existing noxious weeds.

  • Assess, Inventory & Map Invasive Species present
  • Treat Invasive Species with appropriate method
  • Monitor site to prevent future infestations

Please visit our Projects: Restoration Management Planning page for examples of Early Detection and Rapid Response Projects completed by IRM.