Site Management Resources

The page highlights some of the available management measures and resources used to control and eradicate invasive non-native species (INNS). Any management of INNS must be put in place on a site-specific bases. Following some best practice publications (Including the Invasive species Ireland & DEFRA publications) will not always achieve the desired results on your site, e.g. recommend months and dates may have to be adjusted to take climate change and local weather patterns into consideration. 


Widely Spread Species Management Measures Questionnaire (Terrestrial Plants)

The NIEA Widely Spread Species Management Measures Questionnaire (Terrestrial Plants) was produced to help highlight some of the key information that must be considered when developing management measures for a Widely Spread Species . The accompanying guidance notes provides a summary of some of the available management measures which should be used to complete the questionnaire. 

Widely Spread Species Management Measures Questionnaire (Terrestrial Plants)

Accompanying notes for Widely Spread Species Management Measures Questionnaire (Terrestrial Plants)


The following species specific management resources pages are also available;  

The following organisations have management resources available on their websites for a range of invasive non-native species;

IUCN datasheets provide management measures for species included on the ‘list of Union Concern’ including;

A list of available IUCN datasheets can be view here


RAPID (Reducing and Preventing IAS Dispersal) LIFE – Good Practice Management Documents

 

Giant hogweed Himalayan balsam Japanese knotweed American skunk cabbage
Floating pennywort Curly waterweed Parrot’s feather New Zealand pygmyweed

Carpet sea squirt

Slipper limpet Pacific oyster Zebra mussel
Pirri-pirri bur American mink Slider terrapin

 

 

Scotland’s centre of expertise for waters (CREW) – Methods for controlling or eradicating aquatic species – 2017

Scottish Natural Heritage – Literature review on methods of control and eradication of Canadian pondweed and Nuttall’s pondweed in standing waters – 2011

 

The Property Care Association offer invasive non-native species guidance to homeowners including; 

Himalayan balsam

Japanese knotweed

Japanese knotweed

Giant hogweed

Warning signs

NIEA – Japanese knotweed – Do Not Cut sign

NIEA –  Giant hogweed Avoid Contact sign

 

Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland