Invasive plant species management for the city of Thunder Bay
Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry
DisciplineNatural Resources Management
Invasive species management
Integrated Pest Management Plan (Thunder Bay)
Control methods (invasive species)
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Non-native plant species are being introduced into new environments at an increasing rate due to globalization and increased levels of trade. As such, the field of invasive plant management must constantly evolve in order to adequately manage the rising number of threats. The impacts caused by introduced species and how introduced species become “invasive” is examined to better understand the threat they pose. Discussions pertaining to the multiple control methods and their various advantages and disadvantages are done to identify solutions applicable at a local scale. Management strategies and control methods for various invasive species found within the city of Thunder Bay are examined to provide recommendations for the city.