Risk assessment is a critical element of invasive species control.
The location of your land, its proximity to existing populations of invasive species, the degree of access to people and vehicles, and the presence of sunlight, water, and nutrients all play a role in the potential for intrusion by non-native invasives. For this reason, Redstart assists public agencies and landowners in conducting invasive species risk-assessment.
Using geographic information systems (GIS) we map pathways of introduction and identify factors that influence the spread of organisms across the landscape. We provide assessment of important ecological and environmental factors that influence NNIS establishment, spread, and potential impact. And we help you develop prevention and rapid response plans to minimize the impact of invasives on your property.