Identifying Invasive, Noxious Weeds for Bonneville Power Administration in Washington
- The EAS team performed a pre-construction noxious weed survey for an electric power transmission line rebuild project between Grand Coulee and Creston, Washington, as part of a federal Environmental Assessment.
- The proposed project would replace all wood-pole structures, improve existing access roads, and develop temporary access roads.
- Field surveys were conducted to identify invasive plants and noxious weeds, photograph and map their locations, and determine population density.
- Reported problems related to the identified species in terms of methods of propagation and spreading and recommended methods to eradicate and control the species.