What is the best method of control for an infestation of purple loosestrife?
|Sources for Information||PCA Weeds Gone Wild
ODNR Invasive plants of Ohio purple loosestrife fact sheet
Purple loosestrife PowerPoint slide show (400K)
Exotic Aquatics on the Move web site
Michigan Sea Grant Purple Pages web site
Great Lakes Information Network- Purple Loosestrife in the Great Lakes Region
Using the PowerPoint slide show and web
sites shown above, you should be able to discuss invasive species and purple
loosestrife. Answer the following questions:
Your instructor will hand out student
worksheets for this activity. You will be assigned a group by your
instructor. For this activity, you will role play a stakeholder. It is
very important that you remain "in character" for this
portion of the activity! Although you may not personally have the same
values or interests as your stakeholder role, you need to understand
and be able to defend your stakeholders' point of view!
Your instructor will read a short description about a purple loosestrife infestation on a local nature preserve. The nature preserve and other affected stakeholders need to come up with a management plan for the purple loosestrife infestation. You will then receive a map of the area and a description of your stakeholders' values and interests that may affect the management plan you will support.
You will be using a structured method of decision making. This method of decision making, abbreviated "PrOACT" follows these steps:
Return to list of Lessons