Public Can Now Review Invasive Plant Management Plan, Says NPS

This is a press release from the National Park Service:

The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the availability of the Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for Redwood National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for public review and comment.

The overarching purpose of the actions evaluated in this environmental assessment (EA) is to provide a comprehensive approach for protecting the natural and cultural resources of Redwood National Park (REDW) and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO) from the impacts of nonnative, invasive plants.

Through the preferred alternative, the NPS would strive to enhance or refine practices such as: public outreach, collaboration with stakeholders, invasive plant detection and treatment, record-keeping and monitoring, revegetation, adaptive management, and best management practices using an integrated invasive plant management approach.

The NPS seeks the public’s thoughtful review and comments during the comment period, which concludes on December 1, 2017. The EA is available on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: https://parkplanning.nps.gov/RSinvplantEA.

Hard copies of the EA are available for review at the following locations:

  • Del Norte Public Library, 190 Price Mall, Crescent City
  • Crescent City Information Center, 1111 Second Ave, Crescent City
  • Thomas H. Kuchel Visitor Center, 119441 US Hwy 101, Orick
  • Humboldt County Library, McKinleyville Branch, 1606 Pickett Rd, McKinleyville
  • Humboldt County Library, Arcata Branch, 500 7th St, Arcata
  • Humboldt County Library, Main Branch, Eureka, 1313 3rd St, Eureka

Redwood National Park will host an in-person open house meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Humboldt Area Foundation (363 Indianola Road, Bayside, CA 95524).

Interested parties can submit comments either electronically on the PEPC website (the preferred method of receiving comments); at one of the in-person public meetings; or via U.S. Postal Service to:

Redwood National Park 

ATTN: Invasive Plant Management Plan 

PO Box 7

Orick, CA 95555

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8 comments

  • Thank you for posting this info!

  • So tired of this garbage

    But what can be done about invasive humans, the REAL problem

  • Does anyone know when a plant or animal becomes “native”?
    Or what the definition is?
    I can’t seem to get a straight answer. Plants and animals migrate all the time.
    BTW the website link would not load

  • I know what I consider invasive. It is a plant so vigorous in its growth or reproduction that it crowds out almost everything else. Ivy, scotch broom for example, especially if the new plants provide little that local fauna are adapted to use. It disrupts the balance that natives found.

    • But this document is about “non-native” plants. I just can’t find any reliable definition of what non native is and how they would prioritize assault on them. I don’t want to see thousands of gallons of herbicides dumped on our public lands.
      I’ll read the document and see what it says.

      • Why isn’t non native simply defined as never documented in times prior to early European arrival? And documented elsewhere? Since it must be both invasive and non native, there would surely be documentation of historical presence or use otherwise. Invasive means new arrival.

        But is there any basis for the idea that the Park system of all people will be spreading thousands of gallons of herbiside anywhere? That would be a radicalchange.

  • The important plant invader is everywhere,floating in air.an algae that needs a certain temperature,PH,and food (runoff from upstream).and makes rivers,fish,oysters deadly,with domonic that accumulates and suprises one with amnesia and liver failure.brocilli sprout,powder.from china $18/lb,walmart $40/lb.for liver.

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