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Provides best management practices (BMP) to prevent or mitigate invasive species establishment or movement. See Manager's Tool Kit - Prevention and Manager's Tool Kit - Early Detection and Rapid Response for additional resources.

Non-Native Invasive Species Best Management Practices, Guidance for the U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region (Aug 2012; PDF | 4.4 MB)
USDA. Forest Service.

Note: This information supports the following objectives from the National Invasive Species Management Plan (2008-2012; PDF | 254 KB):

  • Implementation Task P.3.6: Share BMPs among NISC members to prevent or mitigate invasive species establishment or movement.

    Performance Element P.3.6.1: Distribute any new BMPs that NISC Staff are made aware of to all relevant NISC members and other interested parties.

Federal

Backcountry Road Maintenance and Weed Management (Jul 2003; PDF | 1.5 MB)
USDA. FS. Technology & Development Program.
0371–2811–MTDC

Guide to Noxious Weed Prevention Practices - Version 1 (Jul 5, 2001; PDF | 768 KB)
USDA. Forest Service.

Inspection and Cleaning Manual for Equipment and Vehicles to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species (May 2010; PDF | 13 MB)
DOI. Bureau of Reclamation. Policy and Program Services.
Technical Memorandum No. 86-68220-07-05
This manual provides recommendations for inspection and cleaning of vehicles and equipment as a prevention tool to limit the spread of invasive species. The manual will help equipment operators gain a better understanding of how invasive plants and animals are spread by contaminated equipment into new locations and has broad applications for many organizations and agencies.

Invasive Species BMP's (see sidebar on right)
DOC. NOAA. National Marine Fisheries Service. Habitat Conservation.
Includes: General Background, Cleaning of Land Vehicles & Equipment, Cleaning of Watercraft & Equipment, Decontamination of Crane Bags, Decontamination of Shells, Replanting Project Sites, Preventing Spread of Invasive Bivalve Species.

Invasive Species Program: Prevention
USDA. FS. Invasive Species Program.
Includes various videos and publication resources for prevention through education.

Non-Native Invasive Species Best Management Practices, Guidance for the U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region (Aug 2012; PDF | 4.4 MB)
USDA. Forest Service.

Prototype Weed Prevention Measures
DOI. BLM. Colorado.

Weed Prevention and Management Guidelines for Public Lands
DOI. BLM. California.

Non-Federal

2008-20 Best Practices Handbook for Roadside Vegetation Management (Jul 2008; PDF | 4.8 MB)
Minnesota Local Road Research Board.

Best Management Practices (Sudden Oak Death) and Nursery Management Best Practices
California Oak Mortality Task Force.

Best Management Practices for Control of Non-Native Invasives (Apr 2009; PDF | 255 KB)
(Maryland) Montgomery County Department of Parks. Park Planning and Stewardship Division.

Best Management Practices for Controlling Invasive Plants in the Adirondack (DOC | 99 KB)
(New York) Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program.

Best Management Practices for Land Managers: What Every Land Manager Needs to Know About Invasive Plants (PDF | 678 KB)
Invasive.org.
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.
Published by: Long Island Weed Management Area.

Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species: Presentation (PDF | 2.3 MB)
Midwest Invasive Plant Network.
Presentation by Kelly Kearns; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Carmen Chapin, National Park Service

Best Management Practices for Roadside Invasive Plants (2008; PDF | 1.3 MB)
New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

(WSSA Says) Biofuel Best Practices are Imperative to Protect Against Plant Invaders (Jun 18, 2012)
Weed Science Society of America.

California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC) Prevention Best Management Practice (BMP) Manuals (2012)
California Invasive Plant Council.
Cal-IPC has published two prevention best management practice (BMP) manuals: one for land managers, and one for transportation and utility corridors. The goal of the manuals is to present voluntary guidelines that help those managing wildlands in California to prevent accidental spread of terrestrial invasive plants. Cal-IPC's technical advisory teams included over fifty representatives from local, state and federal agencies, utilities, land trusts, and university extension. Also see Prevention Training Videos.

Guidelines and Toolkits
Global Invasive Species Programme.

Introductions of Invasive Species Through Construction and Development Activities: The Role of Local Agents in Stopping the Spread (Jul 2006; DOC | 47 KB)
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.
Produced by: Massachusetts Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group and the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions.

Invasive Species Best Management Practices / Best Management Practices for Invasive Species & NR40: Presentation (PDF | 1.3 MB)
Wisconsin Council on Forestry.
Includes: 1) Forestry Best Management Practices for Invasive Species; 2) Best Management Practices for Preventing the Spread of Invasive Species by Outdoor Recreation Activities in Wisconsin; 3) Urban Forestry Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species, and 4) Transportation and Utility Rights-of-way Best Management Practices for Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species.

Invasive Species, Control Methods, and Best Management Practices
Invasive.org.
Archive from the Nature Conservancy, Global Invasive Species Team.

Measures to Prevent the Spread of Noxious and Invasive Weeds During Construction Activities (PDF | 43 KB)
University of Nevada. Cooperative Extension.
Fact Sheet FS-03-59

Non-Native Invasive Species Best Management Practices, Guidance for the U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Region (Mar 2013; PDF | 4.4 MB)
USDA. Forest Service.

WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series
Weed Science Society of America.

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species – Best Management Practices for Boaters (Jul 2009; PDF | 70 KB)
California Coastal Commission. California Clean Boating Network.

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