Invasion pressure

Challenge: Invasive plants from contiguous habitat entering restoration sites can significantly affect restoration success [1].

Strategy: Seeding species that are similar in phenology and resource requirements to nearby weedy species can provide invasion resilience to a site. This is because species that are more similar, tend to compete more strongly. Another approach involves carefully monitoring the site for incipient weed populations and quickly eradicating those individuals through hand pulling or targeted herbicide application.