The Western Invasives Network just released the North Coast CWMA (Cooperative Weed Management Area) Early Detection Field Guide! This Flip-Book-style guide is a great resource to keep handy for those who enjoy surveying/monitoring or if you’re just curious what you might have stumbled upon and want to stay ahead of the spread!
What is Early Detection and Rapid Response?
Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is an approach to invasive species management that focuses on surveying and monitoring areas to find infestations at their earliest stages of invasion. Monitoring can be either passive (during normal work or recreation), or active (by searching a particular area repeatedly for invasive species).
Once found, control of a new invader is begun rapidly to prevent its establishment and spread. After prevention, EDRR is the most successful, cost effective, and least damaging means of invasive species control.
A digital copy of the Field Guide to print can be found Here.