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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