Ecological Approaches to Invasive Plant Management course

  • Start Date: September 25, 2008
  • End Date: September 26, 2008
  • City: Revelstoke BC
  • Instructor: David Polster

Course description

This two day course taught by David Polster of Polster Environmental Services presented an ecological approach to invasive plant management, where vegetation management systems are designed to work with natural successional processes. The first day was a classroom session, and the second was a hands-on field day with the participants evaluating and treating a site. This was an intense course in that lots of material was covered in a short time. A course manual was provided.

Topics addressed included:

1. Identification and ecology of invasive species

2. Strategies for dealing with invasive species

  • Identification of the problem – mapping and sampling
  • Decision support tool for invasive species
  • Ecological approach to vegetation management
  • Hand and power tools for dealing with invasive species
  • Herbicides

3. Management of crews

4. Monitoring


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Mailing Address

  • P.O. Box 2568
  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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