Management of non-indigenous plant species (NIS) is a high priority in many forests, wildlands and rangeland areas. However, the public or private agencies in charge of managing these areas often have no formal mechanism with which they can prioritize invasive plant populations for management, and rarely do they have sufficient resources to manage all NIS. A subset of the Weed and Invasive Plant Ecology and Management Group at Montana State University is working towards developing a decision support prioritization

framework for NIS management that can be widely adopted by land managers. This web site contains the tools to implement the framework (though not all aspects are currently available). There are four main phases to the invasive plant population prioritization framework: Goals, Survey, Monitoring, and Evaluation/Prioritization. Each phase has a number of steps that are depicted in the accompanying slide show (below) and explained in the appropriate sections.

Please continue learning about IPPF by reading through the four steps. Click here to start reading about determining land management goals(step 1).