Presentation on theme: "Rest Areas and Roadside Facilities Maintenance [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie BC MoT."— Presentation transcript:
Rest Areas and Roadside Facilities Maintenance [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie BC MoT
2 Best Practices for Rest Area Maintenance Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractors Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Dalmation Toadflax Susan Turner, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Bugwood.org
3 Definition Invasive Plants Invasive plants are non-native plants that can cause significant damage. They spread very quickly, displacing and sometimes eliminating native plants They are sometimes called noxious weeds Hounds-tongue L. Scott
Economic Agriculture and Ranching Tourism Transportation Impacts Elk Photo: H. Schwartz, Bugwood.org
Scotch Broom Environmental Reduced biodiversity Increased erosion and sedimentation Impacts Leafy Spurge L.L. Berry, Bugwood.org Eric Coombs, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org
Your Role Guidance Documents B.C. Weed Control Act Environmental Best Practices MoT Best Practices Guide
Your Role What can you do to manage invasive plants during rest area and roadside facilities maintenance?