Gravel Pit Management

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Gravel Pit Management
Weeds and Roads
J. Leekie
D. Polster
Gravel Pit Management
[Location]
[Date]
Overview
Best Practices for Gravel Pit Management
•Invasive Plants and Impacts
•The Contractor’s Role
•Best Practices
•Priority Plants
Diffuse Knapweed
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Invasive Plants
Definition
• Invasive plants are non-native plants that
can cause significant damage.
• They spread very quickly,
displacing and sometimes
eliminating native plants
• They are sometimes
called ‘noxious weeds’
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J. Randall,, Bugwood.org
Impacts
Economic
•Agriculture and Ranching
•Forestry
•Transportation
L. Mehrhoff, Bugwood.org
Japanese Knotweed
Impacts
Environmental
•Reduced
biodiversity
J. Randall, bugwood.org
•Increased erosion
and sedimentation
S. Dewey, bugwood.org
Yellow Starthistle
Your Role
Guidance Documents
•B.C. Weed Control Act
•Environmental Best
Practices
•MoT Best Practices Guide
Your Role
What can you do
to manage
invasive plants
in gravel pits?
Your Role
Your Role
VIDEO CLIP
Best Practices
What’s Gone Wrong Here?
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Best Practices
Which Best Practice Has Been Applied Here?
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Best Practices
What’s Gone Wrong Here?
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Plants of Concern
Priority Plants within the District
•[plant common and scientific name]
•[plant common and scientific name]
•[plant common and scientific name]
For More Information…
Call 1-888-WEEDSBC
Contact your local Regional Committee
Visit www.invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca
S. Dewey, Bugwood.org14

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