Presentation on theme: "Ditch and Watercourse Maintenance [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie."— Presentation transcript:
Ditch and Watercourse Maintenance [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads D. PolsterJ. Leekie
2 Best Practices for Ditching Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractor’s Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Common Tansy L. Scott
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’ CRD Orange Hawkweed
Marsh Plume Thistle Economic Agriculture and Ranching Forestry Transportation Impacts BC MAL
Oxeye Daisy Environmental Reduced biodiversity Increased erosion and sedimentation Impacts CRD B. Tokarska-Guzik, bugwood.org Sulphur Cinquefoil
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 ditch and watercourse maintenance?