Source: California Invasive Plant Council


URL of this page: http://www.cal-ipc.org/ip/prevention/tuc.php

Prevention BMPs for
Transportation and Utility Corridors

Transportation and utility corridors are at-risk sites for the introduction and spread of noxious and invasive plants. Corridor managers and staff can greatly reduce the introduction and spread of invasive plants by incorporating prevention measures into their daily management activities.

Additionally, implementing prevention BMPs in corridor management can reduce maintenance needs and cost, reduce erosion and fire hazards, limit liability for the governing agency, improve appearance, maintain good public relations, and provide wildlife habitat. This manual presents an accessible overview of key prevention measures as well as ready-to-use checklists.

Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants:
Best Management Practices for
Transportation and Utility Corridors

Download manual (5.3 MB pdf)

Contents:

    Introduction

    Prioritizing BMP Implementation

    Pre-Activity Assessment Outline

    Ch. 1. General BMPs

    Ch. 2. Planning BMPs

    Ch. 3. Materials Management BMPs

    Ch. 4. Vegetation Management BMPs

    Ch. 5. Soil Disturbance BMPs

    Ch. 6. Revegetation and Landscaping BMPs

Roadside revegetation
Planting desirable vegetation along roadsides can prevent invasive plants from establishing.
Photo courtesy Jack Broadbent, Caltrans
    Ch. 7. Routine Maintenance and Facility Inspection BMPs

Checklists:

Resources for Additional Informaiton

Glossary


Acknowledgements

This manual would not have been possible without the expert knowledge generously provided by technical team members across the state.

Funding was provided by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds).

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Please cite this report as: Cal-IPC. 2012. Preventing the Spread of Invasive Plants: Best Management Practices For Transportation and Utility Corridors. Cal-IPC Publication 2012-1. California Invasive Plant Council, Berkeley, CA. Available at www.cal-ipc.org

For more information, contact Cal-IPC's training program.