Presentation on theme: "Highway Inspection [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads J. Leekie D. Polster."— Presentation transcript:
Highway Inspection [Location] [Date] Weeds and Roads J. Leekie D. Polster
2 Best Practices for Highway Inspection Invasive Plants and Impacts The Contractor’s Role Best Practices Priority Plants Overview Common Tansy B. Stewart
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
Tansy Ragwort Economic Agriculture and Ranching Forestry Transportation Impacts L. Scott
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
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 highway inspections?