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Invasive Species Management for Infrastructure Managers and the Construction Industry (C679)

Handbook / Manual

By: O Booy, M Wade and V White

240 pages, Col illus, figs

Construction Industry Research and Information Association

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #178034 | ISBN-13: 9780860176794
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £130.00 $168/€143 approx

About this book

Business and industry need to respond to the challenge of invasive plants and animals, the cost of which, both economical and environmental, has increased dramatically in recent years. Part A of the manual describes the impact invasive species have, and the legislation and policy that regulates their management. The management of any land holding begins with surveying and assessing the invasive species present or likely to invade into it. This information coupled with the definition of the aims of management, feeds into a risk assessment leading to management options for dealing with invasive species: suppression, eradication and prevention. The final stage in the process is post-management surveillance, monitoring and maintenance to ensure any invasion or reinvasion is dealt with appropriately. Parts B and C provide examples of invasive plant and animal species (15) and species that could become tomorrow's invaders (21).


Part A 0 How to use this manual, 0.1 How is the manual structured? 0.2 What does each section provide? 0.3 Who should use the book, and how? 1 Introduction, legislation and policy, 1.1 Impacts and costs, 1.2 Legislation, policy, codes and guidelines, 1.3 A model response to dealing with invasive species for a given land holding or asset, 2 Surveying, assessing and identifying invasive species, 2.1 Introduction, 2.2 Determining whether or not to undertake a scoping or detailed survey, 2.3 What is a scoping survey? 2.4 What is a detailed survey? 2.5 Planning a survey, 2.6 Who should undertake an invasive species survey? 2.7 Using a contractor, 2.8 Guidance for undertaking basis survey and identification, 3 Risk assessment, 3.1 Introduction, 3.2 Why undertake risk management for invasive species? 3.3 Different types of risk management, 3.4 Stages of risk management, 3.5 Setting aims, 3.6 Screening, 3.7 Risk assessment, 3.8 Management and mitigation, 4 Management, 4.1 Introduction, 4.2 Who is involved in undertaking management? 4.3 Developing priorities and objectives, 4.4 Developing a schedule for management, 4.5 Designing a tender/quote specification, 4.6 Appointing other consultants, 4.7 Carrying out consultation where necessary, 4.8 Implementing and overseeing control strategy, 4.9 Prevention and exclusion, 4.10 Suppression, 4.11 Eradication, 5 Preventing invasion, 5.1 Introduction, 5.2 Step wise approach, 5.3 Risk assessment, 5.4 Methods of prevention, 6 Post-management surveillance, monitoring and maintenance, 6.1 Introduction, 6.2 Undertaking surveillance and monitoring, 6.3 Maintenance, Part B, Brown rat, Brown-tail moth, Butterfly-bush, Common ragwort, Deer, Feral pigeon, Floating pennywort, Giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam, Japanese Knotweed, New Zealand pygmyweed, Rabbit, Rhododendron, Zander, Zebra Mussel, Part C, Edible dormouse, Elephant grass, European hornet, False-acacia, Garlics, Giant African snail, Giant-rhubarbs, Goldenrods, Goldfish, Hottentot-fig, Indian house crow, Marsh frog, Parakeets, Raccoon, Red-eared terrapin, Siberian chipmunk, Thorn-apple, Topmouth gudgeon, Tree-of-heaven, Water hyacinth, Wild boar

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