Best Management Practices (BMPs) describe the proper treatment techniques as well as timing for invasive species management. Checking prior treatment records is one of the easiest and most important steps to ensure your efforts are successful. The phenology of each species is different and is impacted by growing degree-days, weather, and climate.
In 2018, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI) worked with Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) to identify BMP priorities. The list of BMPs below is the result of that work.
Aquatic Best Management Guides:
Eurasian Watermilfoil: This guide provides information on the identification, habitat, ecological, and economic and recreational impacts of Eurasian watermilfoil. Additionally, the guide contains management strategies and risks involved in management. Written by Naomi Haber, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Northern Snakehead: In this guide, there is information about the introduction history, reproduction, habitat, diet, and spread of northern snakehead, as well as prevention and early detection. Written by Jake Brenner, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Starry Stonewort: This guide includes information on the life cycle, environmental and economic impacts, reproduction and spread of starry stonewort as well as knowledge gaps. Written by Jake Brenner, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Water Chestnut: This guide provides information on the habitat, reproduction, and impacts of water chestnut, as well as suggestions for restoration and climate change considerations. Written by Sam Schultz, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Terrestrial Best Management Guides:
Golden Bamboo: This guide provides information on identification and habitat, reproduction, distribution, and positive and negative impacts of golden bamboo. This guide also describes various management options and knowledge gaps about golden bamboo. Written by Sam Schultz, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Japanese Knotweed: This management guide provides information on the identification, dispersal, introduction history, management techniques of Japanese knotweed. This guide also details restoration options and knowledge gaps about Japanese knotweed. Written by Sam Schultz, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.
Pale and Black Swallowwort: In this guide, there is information on the identification, dispersal, distribution, ecological and economic impacts, and management strategies, including biocontrol for pale and black swallowwort. Written by Naomi Haber, NYISRI summer 2018 intern.