Noxious Weed Inventory, Planning, and Management
Identifying and Mapping Noxious Weed Populations
Noxious weeds are invasive species that have the potential to cause significant harm to the environment, agriculture, and human health. Identifying and mapping the extent of noxious weed populations is essential for effective management and control. As such, it’s essential for businesses and organizations to comply with local and state regulations related to noxious weed management.
At Robinson Engineering, we use a variety of tools and techniques to accurately identify and map noxious weed populations. Our team of experts is trained to recognize the unique characteristics of different noxious weed species, allowing us to quickly and accurately identify them in the field.
Developing Effective Management Plans
Once we’ve identified and mapped the extent of noxious weed populations, we work with our clients to develop customized management plans to control their spread. Our goal is to develop plans that are effective, efficient, and tailored to each client’s specific needs.
The first step in developing a management plan is to assess the severity of the infestation. We consider factors such as the type of noxious weed, the extent of the infestation, and the location of the infestation relative to sensitive areas such as waterways and wildlife habitats.
Based on this assessment, we develop a management plan that includes a range of control measures. These measures may include herbicide application, manual removal, and/or biological control.
Herbicide Application and Manual Removal
Herbicide application is a common control measure for many noxious weed species. We use only environmentally safe and approved herbicides and follow strict safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our team and the surrounding community. Our team is trained in the proper application of herbicides to ensure that they are applied at the appropriate rates and times.
Manual removal is another important control measure for many noxious weed species. Our team uses a variety of techniques, including hand-pulling, digging, and cutting, depending on the type and extent of the infestation. Manual removal is particularly effective for small infestations or for sensitive areas where herbicides are not appropriate.
Ongoing Monitoring and Reporting
Monitoring and reporting are essential components of any noxious weed management plan. Ongoing monitoring allows us to track the effectiveness of our control measures and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the long-term control of the noxious weed populations. Reporting helps us to keep our clients informed of our progress and ensure that we are meeting their expectations.
Professional Engineer, President
P.E. – 25822 | C.E.M. – 2459
Julianne is a Professional Environmental Engineer and Certified Environmental Manager. She loves getting into the field to solve our most interesting environmental problems. When she isn’t in the desert chasing down noxious weeds or water quality issues, she’s in the desert racing her motorcycle…when her bones heal back up from the last race.
C.E.M. – 1512, Senior Professional
Marcie (CEM-1512) began her career as a miner with geology degrees from U. of Iowa and Texas-El Paso. Her understanding of the perspectives of both the extractive and environmental protection allows her to balance and respect their common goals.
P.E. – 009674, Principal Engineer
Wally Robison is the founder and now retired President of Robison Engineering Company. Wally started in the mining business in 1969, working for Gulf Resources in Montana. Going on to obtain a BS in Geological Engineering from University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1972. Wally is a PE of Mining and a Certified Environmental Manager. He takes pride in careful, reliable work and brings unique common sense to the environmental consulting practice. A fifth-generation Nevadan, Wally is proud to contribute to the health and prosperity of the western US.
Chris Ross continues his elegant and wide-arching career, now headquartering our branch “office” on the Gulf side of Baja in Mexico; he still mentors our Environmental staff and performs weed surveys and veg surveys for bond release.