Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species

Here is a list of links to a variety invasive species BMPs from across the United States.  This list was compiled and placed online at The National Invasive Species Information Center at


Backcountry Road Maintenance and Weed Management (Jul 2003; PDF | 1.5 MB)USDAFS. Technology & Development Program.0371–2811–MTDC

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species (May 2010; PDF | 13 MB)DOI. Bureau of Reclamation. Policy and Program Services.Technical Memorandum No. 86-68220-07-05This manual provides recommendations for inspection and cleaning of vehicles and equipment as a prevention tool to limit the spread of invasive species. The manual will help equipment operators gain a better understanding of how invasive plants and animals are spread by contaminated equipment into new locations and has broad applications for many organizations and agencies.
Invasive Species BMP's DOCNOAA. National Marine Fisheries Service. Habitat Conservation.Includes: General Background, Cleaning of Land Vehicles & Equipment, Cleaning of Watercraft & Equipment, Decontamination of Crane Bags, Decontamination of Shells, Replanting Project Sites, Preventing Spread of Invasive Bivalve Species.

Invasive Species Program: PreventionUSDAFS. Invasive Species Program.Includes various videos and publication resources for prevention through education.

Guide to Noxious Weed Prevention Practices - Version 1 (Jul 5, 2001; PDF | 768 KB)USDA. Forest Service.

Prototype Weed Prevention MeasuresDOIBLM. Colorado.

Weed Prevention and Management Guidelines for Public LandsDOIBLM. California.


2008-20 Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management (Jul 2008; PDF | 4.8 MB)Minnesota Local Road Research Board.

Best Management Practices (Sudden Oak Death) and Nursery Management Best PracticesCalifornia Oak Mortality Task Force.

Best Management Practices for Controlling Invasive Plants in the Adirondack (New York) (DOC | 99 KB)Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.

Best Management Practices for Land Managers: What Every Land Manager Needs to Know About Invasive Plants (PDF | 678 KB) from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.Published by: Long Island Weed Management Area.

Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species: Presentation (PDF | 2.3 MB)Midwest Invasive Plant Network.Presentation by Kelly Kearns; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Carmen Chapin, National Park Service

Best Management Practices for Roadside Invasive Plants (2008; PDF | 1.3 MB)New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Prevention Best Management Practice (BMP) Manuals (2012)California Invasive Plant Council.Cal-IPC has published two prevention best management practice (BMP) manuals: one for land managers, and one for transportation and utility corridors. The goal of the manuals is to present voluntary guidelines that help those managing wildlands in California to prevent accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants. Cal-IPC's technical advisory teams included over fifty representatives from local, state and federal agencies, utilities, land trusts, and university extension. Also see Prevention Training Videos.
Guidelines, Toolkits and Best PracticesGlobal Invasive Species Programme.

Introductions of Invasive Species Through Construction and Development Activities: The Role of Local Agents in Stopping the Spread (Jul 2006; DOC | 47 KB)Massachusetts Association of Conservation CommissionsProduced by: Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.

Invasive Species Best Management Practices / Best Management Practices for Invasive Species & NR40: Presentation (PDF | 1.3 MB)Wisconsin Council on Forestry.Includes: 1) Forestry Best Management Practices for Invasive Species; 2) Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species by Outdoor Recreation Activities in Wisconsin; 3) Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species, and 4) Transportation and Utility Rights-of-way Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species.

Invasive Species, Control Methods, and Best Management from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.

Measures to Prevent the Spread of Noxious and Invasive Weeds During Construction Activities (PDF | 43 KB)University of Nevada. Cooperative Extension.Fact Sheet FS-03-59

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species – Best Management Practices for Boaters (Jul 2009; PDF | 70 KB)
California Coastal Commission. California Clean Boating Network.

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