Tag: invasive species

Paddlers Advised to Get 2013 Oregon Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Permits

Ore­gon State Marine Board and Ore­gon Depart­ment of Fish and Wildlife remind oper­a­tors of pad­dle­craft (kayaks, canoes, pad­dle­boards, sail­boats, etc.) that it’s time to buy an aquat­ic inva­sive species pre­ven­tion per­mit for 2013. Per­mits are required for pad­dle­craft and oth­er non-motor­ized ves­sels 10 feet long and longer for both res­i­dents and non­res­i­dents. Per­mits are trans­fer­able…
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Japanese Knotweed an Unwelcome Invader

Do you know how to get rid of Japanese knotweed?

Japan­ese knotweed was first intro­duced to North Amer­i­ca in the late 19th cen­tu­ry for orna­men­tal use, which actu­al­ly is under­stand­able.  Its hol­low red tinged stems have dis­tinct raised joints (nodes) that remind me a lit­tle of bam­boo although it is not at all relat­ed. In fact, oth­er com­mon names for the plant are Amer­i­can bam­boo and…
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Noxious Weeds are Obnoxious

Any­one who owns or man­ages land in the north San­ti­am Water­shed already knows how total­ly obnox­ious some plants can be.  I mean, they just don’t get it, do they?  You keep pulling, or dig­ging or spray­ing and like a bad pen­ny they just keep turn­ing up.  Some­times it seems almost hope­less. Nox­ious weeds are obnox­ious,…
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