April 30, 2013TUALATIN BASIN WEED WATCHERS:EARLY DETECTION OF INVASIVE SPECIESBrought to you by Partners for a Weed-Free T...
AGENDA• Introduction: who are we? (2 mins)• Why are we doing this? (2 mins)• Intro to management and your role (2 mins)• F...
Biological invaders destroy habitats orout-compete native plants and animals.Invasive species costs Americans about$143 bi...
WHAT MAKES A PLANT INVASIVE?• Few environmental constraints• Fast growth and reproduction• Highly adaptable• Transform the...
HOW DO WE MANAGE INVASIVE PLANTS?• Prevention• Quarantine before introduction• Monitoring & mapping• Chemical treatment (h...
AreaInfestedTimeLag TimeEscapeIntroductionInvasionCostKey Stages in Plant InvasionsDetection: focus resources here
The Wildfire Model
KEYS TO IDENTIFYING THE INVADERS• Flowers• Leaves and stems• Habit (vine, herb, grass, rosette, etc.)• Key characteristics...
Looking down as youwalk, can you see theplant’s pattern amongthe others?
PRIMARY TARGETS:REPORT THESE ANYWHERE
GlennMiller,ODAGarlic Mustard: Alliaria petiolata
GlennMiller,ODAGlennMiller,ODAElizabethJ.Czarapata
Glenn Miller, ODA
GlennMiller,ODAGiant Knotweed Fallopia sachalinese
Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife
Yellow Flag Iris Iris pseudacorusPhoto:JudyScott,OSU
Emily DeBolt
Carla Cole, NPSSpurge Laurel: Daphne laureola
Carla Cole, NPS
Tania Siemens, TNC
Carla Cole, NPS
SECONDARY TARGETS:REPORT IF FOUND ALONG STREAMSOR IN PUBLIC PARKS
Italian Lords and Ladies Arum italicum
Italian Lords and Ladies Arum italicum
Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria
Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria
Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolonPhotos:WAStateWeedControlBoard
Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon
NOW FOR SOME INVASIVE SPECIESSPEED DATING
REPORTING YOUR FINDSwww.oregoninvasiveshotline.org
REPORTING ALTERNATIVEWe really prefer website reports, but you can always call or mailinfo to:Lacey TownsendTualatin Soil ...
Only YOU can preventthe invasion!
DON’T BE A VECTOR!• Clean your clothes• Clean your pets• Clean your equipment & vehicle• Walk around the infestation• Bag/...
Gardeners: please spread the word, not the weeds!
WEED CONTROL QUESTIONS?OSU Extension ServiceWashington County155 N. First Ave, Suite 200Hillsboro, Oregon 97124(503) 821-1...
QUESTIONS?Robert EmanuelWater Resources Project ManagerClean Water Services(503) 681-3652Partners for a Weed-Free Tualatin...
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13
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Washington County Weed Watcher's training 5.10.13

  1. 1. April 30, 2013TUALATIN BASIN WEED WATCHERS:EARLY DETECTION OF INVASIVE SPECIESBrought to you by Partners for a Weed-Free Tualatin Basin:
  2. 2. AGENDA• Introduction: who are we? (2 mins)• Why are we doing this? (2 mins)• Intro to management and your role (2 mins)• Focus species (30 mins)• Hands-on (20 mins)• How to report (5 mins)• Best management practices (5 minutes)• Q & A
  3. 3. Biological invaders destroy habitats orout-compete native plants and animals.Invasive species costs Americans about$143 billion/year!Why should we care?
  4. 4. WHAT MAKES A PLANT INVASIVE?• Few environmental constraints• Fast growth and reproduction• Highly adaptable• Transform their environment• Encouraged by disturbance• Lower biodiversity around it
  5. 5. HOW DO WE MANAGE INVASIVE PLANTS?• Prevention• Quarantine before introduction• Monitoring & mapping• Chemical treatment (herbicides)• Biological controls (biocontrol)• Cultural treatment (hand pulling, cutting, etc.)
  6. 6. AreaInfestedTimeLag TimeEscapeIntroductionInvasionCostKey Stages in Plant InvasionsDetection: focus resources here
  7. 7. The Wildfire Model
  8. 8. KEYS TO IDENTIFYING THE INVADERS• Flowers• Leaves and stems• Habit (vine, herb, grass, rosette, etc.)• Key characteristics (odor, reflectivity, color)• Developing a “search pattern”
  9. 9. Looking down as youwalk, can you see theplant’s pattern amongthe others?
  10. 10. PRIMARY TARGETS:REPORT THESE ANYWHERE
  11. 11. GlennMiller,ODAGarlic Mustard: Alliaria petiolata
  12. 12. GlennMiller,ODAGlennMiller,ODAElizabethJ.Czarapata
  13. 13. Glenn Miller, ODA
  14. 14. GlennMiller,ODAGiant Knotweed Fallopia sachalinese
  15. 15. Purple Loosestrife
  16. 16. Purple Loosestrife
  17. 17. Yellow Flag Iris Iris pseudacorusPhoto:JudyScott,OSU
  18. 18. Emily DeBolt
  19. 19. Carla Cole, NPSSpurge Laurel: Daphne laureola
  20. 20. Carla Cole, NPS
  21. 21. Tania Siemens, TNC
  22. 22. Carla Cole, NPS
  23. 23. SECONDARY TARGETS:REPORT IF FOUND ALONG STREAMSOR IN PUBLIC PARKS
  24. 24. Italian Lords and Ladies Arum italicum
  25. 25. Italian Lords and Ladies Arum italicum
  26. 26. Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria
  27. 27. Lesser Celandine Ranunculus ficaria
  28. 28. Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolonPhotos:WAStateWeedControlBoard
  29. 29. Yellow Archangel Lamiastrum galeobdolon
  30. 30. NOW FOR SOME INVASIVE SPECIESSPEED DATING
  31. 31. REPORTING YOUR FINDSwww.oregoninvasiveshotline.org
  32. 32. REPORTING ALTERNATIVEWe really prefer website reports, but you can always call or mailinfo to:Lacey TownsendTualatin Soil and Water Conservation District1080 Southwest Baseline StreetHillsboro, OR 97123(503) 648-3174
  33. 33. Only YOU can preventthe invasion!
  34. 34. DON’T BE A VECTOR!• Clean your clothes• Clean your pets• Clean your equipment & vehicle• Walk around the infestation• Bag/trash, burn, no compost• If collecting voucher in flower or fruit, seal itJ.K. Linsey
  35. 35. Gardeners: please spread the word, not the weeds!
  36. 36. WEED CONTROL QUESTIONS?OSU Extension ServiceWashington County155 N. First Ave, Suite 200Hillsboro, Oregon 97124(503) 821-1150extension.oregonstate.edu/washington/
  37. 37. QUESTIONS?Robert EmanuelWater Resources Project ManagerClean Water Services(503) 681-3652Partners for a Weed-Free Tualatin Basin:
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