Invasive plants threaten our ecosystem by pushing out native plants and the beneficial insects and wildlife that depend on them. Property values, and timber and agriculture production can also be negatively impacted by invasive species. There are many benefits of managing invasive species like reduced erosion, enhanced wildlife habitat, improved aesthetics, and increased land productivity.
Our invasive species efforts focus on Early Detection-Rapid Response (EDRR) Weeds, and Common Weeds. Our EDRR program helps locate and manage priority invasive weeds before they can become established in our region. We target high risk species that are capable of wide-range ecological and economic impact, but that are still manageable because of their limited presence. Learn more about the EDRR program.
If you have questions, or wish to attend a Weed Watcher training, or have invasive weeds on your property, contact our Invasive Species Program Coordinator, Michelle Delepine, 503.238.4775, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more: Invasive Plants — Identify and root them out!
The Conservation District has a wide variety of publications, reports, photos, videos and programs to share with you on invasive weeds – search the Library for more information.