Weeds and Roads
Participants Tell All!
“Very organized. Great presentation, pace and discussion.”
“I will be more pro-active and more involved with my contractors.”
“Liked the interaction with local stakeholders involved with invasive plants.”
“You’re doing good work! Great knowledge, and up to date material.”
The ISC partnered with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to deliver ‘Weeds and Roads’ training workshops to highway contractors in Burnaby, Trail, 100 Mile House, Haida Gwaii, and Lillooet in 2011. One workshop remains, and has been postponed for April of 2012 in Fort Nelson.
As part of this training program, ISC staff developed a “Best Practices for Managing Invasive Plants on Roadsides: A Pocket Guide for British Columbia's Maintenance Contractors.” This pocket guide for roadside workers explains, with text, diagrams and tables, the best practices for managing invasive plants during maintenance activities. This resource also provides identification and management information about 33 of the most problematic roadside invasive plants in BC, and is available to view under Resources.
|Weeds and Roads workshop. Photo: Lisa Scott