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Non-Native Invasive Species Mgmt.

City of Woodland Storz Pond Weed Management

The Yolo County Resource Conservation District will work under a Memorandum of Understanding to provide maintenance and vegetation enhancement at the City of Woodland’s storm water detention pond. This will consist of two primary tasks Management and Maintenance.

Start Date: May 2010

End Date: On-Going

City of Woodland Roadside Weed Management at County Road 102

The purpose of the project is to provide weed control in the ditch adjacent to the Alkali Grasslands Preserve, an ecologically sensitive area. This will consist of two primary tasks Management and Maintenance. Management will consist of administration, planning and coordination. Maintenance will include physical and chemical weed control.

Start Date: August 2010

End Date: On-going

 

Willow Slough Bypass Vegetation Managament Plan

The purpose of this project is to develop and work with a three watershed groups, one for each of three sub-watersheds. The sub-watersheds included in this project are Lamb Valley Slough, Lower Willow Slough, and Chickahominy Slough. The work includes facilitating meetings to create and define goals for a watershed management plan for each of the three sub-watersheds. The watershed groups will consist of private landowners, community groups and public agencies with an interest in each watershed. The watershed coordinator will work with each watershed group to define clear goals for the watershed. Each group will develop project ideas, or actions, to meet the defined goals. These projects can be the restoration of native vegetation, implementing conservation plans, completing erosion control projects, and any other projects that the group sees fit to improve the quality and sustainability of the watershed.

 

 

Yolo County Weed Management Area

The Yolo County Weed Management Area (YCWMA) was formed in 1999 by a coordinated effort between federal, state, county, and city agencies, private industry, and landowners that were jointly concerned about the explosion of invasive plant species in Yolo County.

Start Date: January 2008

End Date: On-going

Completed Projects

Cache Creek Watershed Weed Management Plan

With the Yolo County RCD taking the lead, the Cache Creek Watershed Forum proposes to develop a plan which provides a watershed-wide approach to assess, treat, and monitor priority non-native invasive plant species. Our intent is to provide an invasive species management plan that will support past and current management efforts and ensure that current and future resources available for the crucial work of invasive species management are most effectively utilized.

Start Date: October 2011

End Date: June 2012

Tamarisk Leaf Beetle

After over 10 years of careful study, the USFA-Agricultural Research Service releases a biological control agent in the Capay Valley to help control the tamarisk, or Salt cedar (Tamariz parviflora). The beetle lay their eggs on the tamarisk, and the larvae and adult beetles work to kill the plants by feeding on them, which defoliates the plants completely.

Start Date: 2006

End Date: 2008

IPM-Hedgerow Grant

The Yolo County RCD's Hedgerow grant brought together farmers, pest control advisors, and agency specialists to create five hedgerows as reduced-risk, sustainable Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems. This program aimed to resolve real and perceived IPM issues demonstration and research.

Start Date: 1996

End Date: 1999