Managing weeds standard operating procedures
IntroductionFind out about DOC's systems and templates for managing weeds.
DOC's weed management procedures ensure its operations are effective, managed safely, and meet all legal requirements.
This page provides access to DOC's systems and templates, which may be useful for others managing weeds.
The documents describe the two types of weed programmes undertaken by DOC:
- Weed-led programme - targets a single species and aims to achieve either eradication or containment of the weed
- Site-led programme - undertaken to protect natural areas and the long-term survival of native species and communities. This typically involves the ongoing control of a suite of weeds to low levels.
The SOP guides DOC staff in detecting and identifying new invasive weeds. It describes best practice standards and requirements that must be met.
This SOP guides DOC staff to plan and carry out effective and efficient weed management programmes. It contains the technical specifications forms for recording information about the specifications for weed control projects.
Use this form to write a plan for a weed-led project.
Use this form to write a plan for a site-led project.
This is a completed weed-led plan, based on the weed-led technical specifications template.
This is a completed site-led plan, based on the site-led technical specifications template.
This SOP guides DOC staff in the annual reporting on, and longer term reviewing, of weed control programmes. It also guides staff and in assesssing the success of their programmes. This SOP complements the Weed planner SOP.
Use this template to prepare an annual report for weed-led and site-led programmes.
This is a completed example of an annual report for a site-led programme, based on the report template.
This is a completed example of an annual report for a weed-led programme, based on the report template.
Use this template to prepare a review of a site-led programme.
Use this template to prepare a review of a weed-led programme.
This is a completed example of a review of a site-led programme, based on the review template.
This is a completed example of a review of a weed-led programme, based on the review template.
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