Mapping is an essential component to any successful vegetation management project. By showing you the big picture of your weed infestation, mapping will not only help you plan your weed control strategy, but allow you to evaluate the effectiveness of your control methods. Mapping also helps land managers track the spread of noxious weeds and measure changes in weed abundance. There are numerous techniques for mapping noxious weed infestations. What technique you use depends on the size of the area you are managing, the amount of time you have for mapping, equipment availability and your comfort level with GPS and computer mapping techniques.
For a copy of a simple, but effective monitoring form, click here: Vegetation Cover Monitoring Form