Integrated Pest Management Approach at the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve
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Presentation given by Michael Lott, Northern Region Steward at the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

Presentation given by Michael Lott, Northern Region Steward at the Virginia Department of Conservation & Recreation.

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Integrated Pest Management Approach at the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Integrated Pest Management Approach at the Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve Presentation Transcript

  • Integrated Pest Management Approachat the Crow’s Nest Natural Area PreserveMichael Lott, Northern Region StewardDCR – Division of Natural Heritage
  • Goals of Invasive Species Control• Decrease the impacts of invasive species.• Develop and support partnerships and volunteers.• Increase public awareness.
  • Integrated Pest Management• Prevention• Outreach and Education• Early Detection and Rapid Response• Inventory• Treatment• Monitoring
  • Prevention
  • Education
  • Early Detection and Rapid Response Giant hogweed
  • Early Detection and Rapid ResponseWavyleaf basketgrass
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
  • Treatment Priorities• Prevention of new infestations• Early detection and treatment• Protection of known rare and sensitive resources• Treatment of sites with potential to spread infestations• Containment and control
  • Priority Control Ranking Distribution score Ecology score Control score Impact score Rel. Rel. Rel. Priority Relative Genus Species Common Family Biology & Distributio Difficulty Control Impact Ecology n of Control RankingPhragmites australis Phragmites Poaceae High 3 High 3 Infrequent 3 Difficult 1 10Rosa multiflora Multiflora rose Rosaceae Medium 2 High 3 Infrequent 3 Moderate 2 10Paulownia tomentosa Princess tree Paulowniaceae Medium 2 Medium 2 Infrequent 3 Easy 3 10Commelina communis Day flower Commelinaceae Medium 2 Insignificant 0 Infrequent 3 Moderate 2 7Eleaegnus umbellata Autumn olive Elaeagnaceae Medium 2 Medium 2 Infrequent 3 Moderate 2 9Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Fabaceae Medium 2 Low 1 Infrequent 3 Easy 3 9Microstegium vimineum Japanese stiltgrass Poaceae High 3 High 3 Frequent 1 Moderate 2 9Lespedeza cuneata Sericea lespedeza Fabaceae Medium 2 Low 1 Infrequent 3 Moderate 2 8Perilla frutescens Beefstake Lamiaceae Medium 2 Medium 2 Moderate 2 Easy 3 9Pueraria lobata Kudzu Fabaceae High 3 High 3 Moderate 2 Moderate 2 10Polygonum cuspidatum Japanese knotweed Polygonaceae Medium 2 Medium 2 Infrequent 3 Easy 3 10Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle Caprifoliaceae Low 1 Low 1 Moderate 2 Moderate 2 6Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla Hydrocharitaceae Low 1 Medium 2 Moderate 2 Difficult 1 6Vinca minor Periwinkle Apocynaceae Insignificant 0 Low 1 Infrequent 3 Moderate 2 6Alliaria petiolata Garlic mustard Brassicaceae Low 1 Medium 2 Moderate 2 Moderate 2 7Ailanthus altissima Tree-of-heaven Simaroubaceae High 3 High 3 Frequent 1 Moderate 2 9
  • Japanese Stiltgrass
  • Japanese stiltgrass
  • Treatment to Date• Contractor hired to spray• Grass specific herbicide Poast• Spot application of Rodeo• Approximately 16 acres along 22 miles of trail treated
  • Monitoring
  • Questions