Invasive Plant Management Plan/EA for NCR parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is developing an Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (IPMP/EA) for 15 National Park areas located within the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Washington, D.C. and portions Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The IPMP/EA will identify long-term invasive plant management strategies to reduce the impacts or threats from invasive plants to natural and cultural resources and provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and cultural landscapes. The primary goal of the IPMP/EA is to provide park staff with adaptive, cost effective strategies for invasive plant management treatment options, using the most appropriate or a combination of appropriate treatment options and controls. These strategies will allow parks to minimize invasive plant impacts and maximize park-specific integrated pest management successes.