Invasive Weed Mapping

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An important aspect of habitat management is invasive weed control. As part of Modoc NWR's intensive weed control program, a large weed mapping project was completed in 2012. Ten of Modoc county's most invasive weeds were mapped on refuge lands. The final product is a series of very detailed maps illustrating refuge weed infestations. These maps will be valuable tools for refuge staff while planning weed control efforts and assessing the effectiveness of the weed control program. 


Facts About Invasive Weed Mapping

Invasive Weeds:
Invasive weeds compete with native plants and grasses for resources and often displace them entirely. Native wildlife relies on native plants for survival, so as native vegetation is replaced by invasives, there are major consequences for the associated wildlife.