Invasive Alien Species Surveys


We have carried out an extensive river catchment survey of invasive alien plant species (including Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)) of the River Lee Catchment, Tralee, Co. Kerry on behalf of Kerry County Council and The Heritage Council. A pilot methodology for surveying invasive flora species of the catchment was designed and trialed. The data collected on the distribution and extent of invasive species was entered into a record database and mapped using GIS. Recommendations were made in relation to management and control options for the invasive species recorded within the River Lee Catchment.а

Gunnera road edge invasion

We have also advised on the eradication and control measures of invasive alien species (Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) for the preparation of a biodiversity conservation plan for Reenagross Park, Kenmare, Co. Kerry.

Further details on our recent project experience of invasive species can be seen here.

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