Learn more about how the District plans to address this resource concern in the Long-Range Business Plan for 2011-2015 (pdf file).
Many people are affected by invasive plant species and noxious weeds, whether or not they realize it. Non-native plants reduce land productivity, destroy helpful native species, and use up valuable resources for growth, such as soil and water. Additionally, these invasive species and weeds could be hazardous to human health, poisonous to livestock, and reduce the aesthetic and recreation value of public lands.
Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) Program
The goal of this program is to teach citizens to look for (Early Detection) and report (Rapid Response) new, high priority invasive plant species before they spread.
- View the “Weed Watchers EDRR ID Guide” to help you identify these high priority species:
Weed Watchers EDRR Intro Guide | Forbs | Grasses | Shrubs | Vines | Closing
- Attend a Tualatin Basin Weed Watchers Workshop to learn how to identify these species. Visit our calendar for upcoming workshops.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- IPM Guide for Common Weeds
IPM is a pest control strategy utilizing a variety of control methods, such as mechanical, hand, chemical or cultural.
- GardenSmart Oregon: A Guide to Non-Invasive Plants
- 4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA)
- Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Noxious Weed Control Program
- Oregon Invasive Species Council
- The Nature Conservancy
- Clean Water Services
- USDA National Invasive Species Information Center