13. Invasive non-native plant control strategy

Aims: Control invasive non-native species; Improve wildlife corridors; Work together

Water body: River Chess
Project description

Strategy to control or erradicate non-native invasive plant species from the Chess Valley led by the Chilterns Chalk Streams Project.

 The Chilterns Chalk Streams Project carried out a survey of invasive non-native plant species along the R. Chess in 2007. This baseline survey informed the development of a strategy to identify, control and erradicate such species from the Chess catchment. Working together with partners and landowners the strategy has led to the successful control of over 450 square metres of japanese knotweed in Chesham and is on the verge of erradication of himalayan balsam along the entire river.

For further information on invasive weed control in the Chess valley see Chesham Town Council's website.

Project lead: Chilterns Chalk Streams Project
Project partners: River Chess Association, Impress the Chess
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Project start: July 2007

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.