EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/114

Local projects to manage invasive alien plants in the USA


Stewardship Networks have been established in the USA to link people willing to protect, restore and manage natural areas such as residents, teachers and students, with experts, such as directors of botanic gardens or academics. In 2011, Stewardship Networks partnered 152 groups and had 10;648 participants during events to protect, restore and manage natural lands and waters, some of which were dealing with the management of invasive alien plants.
One of the projects on invasive alien plants is the “Garlic Mustard Challenge”: people remove Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae) and report the weight (in pounds) of plant material removed on the web site. In 2012, the goal is to remove 200;000 pounds (more than 90;000;kg).

Sources

Invasive Plant News Website.
http://invasiveplantnews.com/2012/04/25/lisa-brush-the-founder-and-executive-director-of-the-stewardship-network-brings-people-together/

The Stewardship Network Website.
http://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/site/c.hrLOKWPILuF/b.1361967/k.755C/The_Stewardship_Network.htm