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1 Highway Inspection [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads J. Leekie D. Polster

2 2 Best Practices for Highway Inspection Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractor’s Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Common Tansy B. Stewart

3 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’ Scentless Chamomile BC MAL

4 Tansy Ragwort Economic Agriculture and Ranching Forestry Transportation Impacts L. Scott

5 Common Burdock Environmental Reduced biodiversity Increased erosion and sedimentation Threats to wildlife Impacts Purple Loosestrife Randy Westbrooks, U.S. Geological Survey, Bugwood.org Ohio State Weed Lab Archive, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org P.Rodriguez de la Vega

6 Your Role Guidance Documents B.C. Weed Control Act Environmental Best Practices MoT Best Practices Guide

7 Your Role What can you do to manage invasive plants during highway inspections?

8 Your Role

9 VIDEO CLIP

10 10 What Should Happen Here? Best Practices L. Scott Invasive leafy spurge

11 11 What Is Happening Here? Best Practices

12 12 What Should Happen Here? Best Practices BC MoT

13 Priority Plants within the District [plant common and scientific name] Plants of Concern

14 For More Information… Contact your local Regional Committee Call WEEDSBC Visit 14 P. Jorgenson


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