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National Capital Region Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment

National parks within the greater Washington, D.C. area face threats from nearly 200 species of damaging, invasive plants. The purpose of the plan/EA is to protect and restore natural and cultural resources in the 15 NCR parks by controlling, containing, or substantially minimizing populations of non-native invasive plant species through targeted treatment. The plan/EA is needed because non-native invasive plant species in the 15 NCR parks disrupt ecosystems, degrade cultural resources, and diminish visitor use and experience. The plan/EA identifies long-term invasive plant management strategies that would reduce the negative impacts of invasive plants. The plan will provide park managers with the information and tools they need to protect parks' natural ecosystems, restore native plants, and help people enjoy these special places.

The 15 parks included in the plan/EA are: Antietam National Battlefield, Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Greenbelt Park and Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Manassas National Battlefield Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, National Capital Parks - East, National Mall and Memorial Parks, Piscataway and Forest Washington Park, Prince William Forest Park, Rock Creek Park, President's Park, and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.
 
Comment Period: Closed        05/09/2016 - 06/09/2016
Document Content:
NCR IPMP-EA_Final_May_2016_text.pdfNCR IPMP-EA_Final_May_2016_text.pdf   (2.0 MB, PDF file)
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