Integrated Pest Management


The East Bay Regional Park District preserves a rich heritage of natural and cultural resources and provides open space, parks, trails, safe and healthful recreation, and environmental education. An environmental ethic guides the District in all its activities, including the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program where nature and people intersect. The management and operation of public land is rooted by key principles of honoring the land, its ecological systems and the wildlife; and honoring our park visitors, and our people who conduct sustainable park and landscaping operations.

The IPM program manages pests in the most effective and safest manner for our park visitors, our employees, and nature to optimize public access and recreational experiences while protecting ecological systems on public parklands and open spaces. We believe that prevention is the secret to safe and effective pest management; followed by actions based on science standards, weight of evidence principles, best practices, and the Park District’s environmental ethos.

Four Keystone Tenets

At the Park District, IPM is a multidisciplinary and cross-departmental effort based on an environmental ethos within a framework of values, including accountability and transparency.

The Park District manages pests in the most effective and safest manner for our park visitors and our employees.

The management and operation of public parkland are rooted in key principles of honoring the land, its ecological systems and its wildlife, as well as honoring our park visitors and the people who conduct sustainable park and landscaping operations, our employees.

We believe that prevention is the secret to safe and effective pest management followed by actions based on science standards, weight of evidence principles, best practices and the Park District’s environmental ethos.


Resources

Invasive Weeds

Annual Integrated Pest Management Reports

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