Weed Pull Design Assignment
From a restoration perspective, some plants are bad because they disrupt natural cycles. These are known as non-native, noxious plants or weeds.
Through this assignment, you will . . .
- Identify areas where noxious weeds will be removed.
- Develop a plan to reduce the impact of invasive plant species.
- Implement a plan to reduce the impact of invasive plant species.
|For Your Resume||Relevant Nat. Res. Jobs||QUEST Skill(s) Practiced||QUEST Skill(s) Graded|
|Volunteer Service: Olympic National Park; Designed and implemented noxious weed removal plan||Invasive Plant Removal||Q2, U2, S3, S4||Q2|
Part 1. Invasive Plant Presentation and Scouting (in classroom and/or field):
Olympic National Park Plant Restoration Specialist will lead the class on a plant identification tour of the Aldwell basin.
In your journal, please continue your species list of all plants identified (include common name, habitat, and a sketch or note to help you remember the plant).
Part 2. Weed Pull Design (in classroom and/or field):
Design a weed pull plan to implement in the field on Friday. Use the WeedPullDesignQ2.doc to document your plan.
Part 3: Weed Pull Service Project (in field):
Jill Zarzeczny leads invasive plant removal project at the Elwha Campground.
While working, groups will produce an invasive plant removal song.