BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are created to provide expert guidance to individuals and groups seeking to effectively and safely manage invasive species. They include the latest techniques for species management while still considering environmental and regulatory restrictions. Anyone actively engaged in invasive species management may be able to add to, or modify, BMP’s for their local area based on their experiences. Sharing control successes and challenges helps to aid in the adaptation of BMP’s to better reflect local conditions.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
The most effective management strategies are flexible, adaptive, rely on multiple methods, and take into account timing, and both species and site characteristics. IPM is a systematic approach to managing invasive species which focuses on long-term effectiveness of treatments while minimizing impacts on human health, the environment and non-target organisms. IPM incorporates all reasonable measures including prevention, manual, mechanical and chemical removal methods, biocontrols, disturbance regimes, habitat restoration, and education.
- New York State Invasive Species Clearinghouse
- National Invasive Species Information Center
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
- MIPN (Midwest Invasive Plant Network)
- NYS DEC Nuisance & Invasive Species
- 2019 Land Manager’s Guide to Developing an Invasive Plant Management Plan (Guide)
- IPMDAT (Invasive Plant Management Decision Analysis Tool)
- NYS Pesticide Administration Database – search all registered pesticides in NYS
- NYS DEC Pesticide Applicator/Technician Guidance
- NYS Aquatic Pesticide Application Permit Information