- September 29, 2019

War On Weeds

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has released the draft Record of Decision and the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Invasive Plant Management Project. The draft decision selects Alternative 2. Under this decision, the Forest would treat invasive plant species on 20,000 acres of the Bridger-Teton using a combination of manual, mechanical, biological, aerial and ground herbicide applications. This adaptive and integrated strategy would also use a condition-based management approach which offers a way to manage changing or new infestations and new treatment options, while addressing any resource concerns. The Bridger-Teton National Forest conducted an environmental analysis of treating invasive plant species on the Forest over the next 15-years. The FEIS disclosed potential effects of a breadth of alternatives, including a no action alternative. The Notice of Availability of the draft ROD was published in the Federal Register on September 27th and the Final Environmental Impact Statement is available online.