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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 help to aid in the evolution of the 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.


Management Resources

WNY PRISM – Invasive Species Removal Contractors

WNY PRISM – Private Lands Programs

WNY PRISM – Native Plant Suppliers


WNY PRISM Best Management Practices Fact Sheets

BMP Invasive Shrubs

BMP Japanese Stiltgrass

BMP Knotweed


General Information


Planning Tools




Additional Resources