Elk NetworkNoxious Weed Treatment to Begin on Oregon Forest

Conservation | May 1, 2020

The Malheur National Forest will soon begin invasive plant control on the forest. The treatment, funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, will be conducted using an integrated approach, including prevention; manual, mechanical, herbicide, biological control and cultural treatments; and restoration work.

Invasive species negatively affect biodiversity, wildlife habitat, wildlife and domestic livestock forage, and streamside vegetation.

The work is scheduled to begin this spring and is expected to continue through October. Most herbicide treatments will be spot application to individual invasive plants using backpack and truck sprayers. Some broadcast application is also planned along a subset of roadsides and gravel pits.

Find more details here.

(Photo source: Malheur National Forest)