Urban Lot Noxious Weeds

Noxious weeds are non-native, invasive plants that out-compete native vegetation. They are a threat to biodiversity and local plant communities. Once the Forest Service identifies weed populations on urban lots, they are removed by hand and monitored throughout the field season to ensure effectiveness of treatments. In addition to removal and monitoring, the Forest Service also takes measures to prevent the spread of invasives. These measures include using weed-free materials for restoration projects and requiring crews and equipment to be weed-free before entering the forest.

More information regarding invasive plants can be found at the Lake Tahoe Basin Weed Coordinating Group website.


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