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A review and summary of needed changes in current plans, policies and programs
The Kongsgaard-Goldman FoundationOpinions expressed in the report do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporting foundations.
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Chapter 1. Policies
A. Policies and plans need clearly defined goals and objectives linked to performance measures.
B. Projects and plans must incorporate measurable standards and guidelines.
C. Programs must be held accountable to budgets.
D. Policies, plans, and programs need adjustments based on periodic evaluations.
Chapter 2. Disclosure
A. Planning documents must disclose all potential significant impacts.
B. Projects must have goals that accomplish a stated need.
C. All planning documents must address the impacts of invasive species.
D. Decisions must be subject to public review and appeal.
Chapter 3. Adverse impacts
A. Adverse impacts of chemicals on human health.
B. Adverse impacts of chemicals on the environment.
C. Stringent safety precautions for handling chemicals should be followed.
D. Treatments should receive adequate public notification.
Chapter 4. Monitoring and reporting
A. Monitoring should be included in all projects with invasive species impacts.
B. Monitoring procedures.
C. Mitigation procedures must include implementation monitoring.
Chapter 5. Prevention of weed invasions
A. Preventive measures must receive high priority.
B. Programs need to incorporate comprehensive prevention strategies.
Chapter 6. Education and research
Appendix A. Management strategies and paradigms
Appendix B. Chemical safety considerations
Summary of Recommendations