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.
- 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.