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Controlling Invasive Plants

Picking our Battles: Enhancing Success of Invasive Plant Control Projects

 

Invasive plants can cause significant ecological and economic harm and are changing the face of America. They may impact wildlife by choking out natural habitats such as freshwater wetlands, causing loss of available food, or altering habitat structure.

 

common buckthorn

Common Buckthorn,

photo by NH Department of Agriculture

The importance of minimizing the spread of invasive plants across the landscape means they are a common focus of restoration projects. However, invasive plants know no boundaries and can easily reestablish from surrounding areas unless a landscape-scale strategic approach is taken to prioritizing control projects.

 

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the NH Natural Heritage have teamed up with over 120 community members, natural resource managers and academics to develop a statewide strategic prioritization plan for the control of upland, wetland, and intertidal invasive plant species.

 

Only by working together on shared invasive plant “battles” across differing land ownerships and political boundaries, can we effectively protect our native plants and wildlife habitat in the long term. Thanks for being part of the team!

 

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