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Front Range Eco-regional Partnership Invasive Plant Species Strategic Plan: June 29, 2007




Decker, Karin, author
Panjabi, Susan Spackman, author
Colorado Natural Heritage Program, publisher

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The purpose of this project is to develop a Strategic Plan for the control of invasive plant species on military installations along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming. The project rolls up goals and objectives from individual installation invasive species control plans and prioritizes control efforts by species and specific infestations in the context of protecting significant natural resources. The primary goal of this strategy is to identify the most critical 10-15 weed infestations in need of control at the Front Range military installations and to facilitate developing a regional strategy to encourage an efficient approach to natural resource and noxious weed management involving sharing knowledge, tools, and expertise across the Front Range region. The strategic plan is coordinated with the counties and states where the installations occur. For the purposes of this report, we focus primarily on invasive plant species that are legally designated "noxious weeds". "Noxious weeds" are non-native plant species which have been designated for mandatory control by local, state, or federal government because of the harm that they are capable of inflicting upon the resources and values of society (Lane 2001). We also provide information about other non-native plants found on the installations as available.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 56-60).

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resource management
invasive plants
weed control


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