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April 30, 2013TUALATIN BASIN WEED WATCHERS:EARLY DETECTION OF INVASIVE SPECIESBrought to you by Partners for a Weed-Free Tualatin Basin:
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
Biological invaders destroy habitats orout-compete native plants and animals.Invasive species costs Americans about$143 billion/year!Why should we care?
WHAT MAKES A PLANT INVASIVE?• Few environmental constraints• Fast growth and reproduction• Highly adaptable• Transform their environment• Encouraged by disturbance• Lower biodiversity around it
HOW DO WE MANAGE INVASIVE PLANTS?• Prevention• Quarantine before introduction• Monitoring & mapping• Chemical treatment (herbicides)• Biological controls (biocontrol)• Cultural treatment (hand pulling, cutting, etc.)
AreaInfestedTimeLag TimeEscapeIntroductionInvasionCostKey Stages in Plant InvasionsDetection: focus resources here
REPORTING YOUR FINDSwww.oregoninvasiveshotline.org
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
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
Gardeners: please spread the word, not the weeds!
WEED CONTROL QUESTIONS?OSU Extension ServiceWashington County155 N. First Ave, Suite 200Hillsboro, Oregon 97124(503) 821-1150extension.oregonstate.edu/washington/
QUESTIONS?Robert EmanuelWater Resources Project ManagerClean Water Services(503) 681-3652Partners for a Weed-Free Tualatin Basin: