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Managing Rural Roadsides for Pollinator Habitat

March 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Lanark County is a rural municipality in eastern Ontario – to the west of Ottawa, Ontario – managing approximately 600 kilometres of county roads. Since 2016, Lanark County has followed an integrated vegetation management (IVM) plan to control invasive plants, especially wild parsnip, that encroach on pollinator habitat. In addition to controlling invasive plants, the goal of the IVM plan was also to re-establish desirable native vegetation along roadsides.

To achieve these goals, Lanark County changed mowing practices, implemented integrated control measures to reduce impact to desirable vegetation (i.e. targeted spot spraying, hand control of invasives, reseeding disturbed sites, etc.), and improved hydroseeding practices with native seed to promote pollinators.

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March 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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