Prioritizing invasive plant eradication using WHIPPET
Track: Environmental Management
Authors: Gina Darin
Land managers have more invasive plant infestations than resources to manage them. Introducing Weed Heuristics: the Invasive Population Prioritization for Eradication Tool (WHIPPET). WHIPPET is the first tool to consider regional eradication targets based on potential impact, invasiveness, and feasibility of eradication using ArcGIS geoprocessing tools for efficiency, repeatability, and defensibility. WHIPPET has been used successfully by various California non-profits and government agencies.