A woman in reflective work gear and helmet uses a string trimmer to control yellow star thistle

Cutting yellow starthistle before seed set with brush cutter and PPE. Credit: Dawn Cunningham.

The WeedCUT decision support tool provides land managers with guidance on a range of methods for managing invasive plants in wildlands using non-chemical approaches exclusively, for situations when use of herbicides is restricted or not desired. The tool allows users to enter the characteristics of a target weed and the site to filter for the most effective practices.

This tool was created through a partnership with the University of California IPM Program, and is based on the Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control manual, available for free download.