“New Brunswick Field Guide to Invasive Plants: A Resource for Lake Stewardship”: The “New Brunswick Field Guide to Invasive Plants: A Resource for Lake Stewardship” is a 60-page field guide that focuses on ten invasive plants that were identified as imminent threats to New Brunswick waters. Photographs, illustrations and narrative descriptions are presented for each of the featured species, along with a description of similar species for comparison. Also featured is a description on how to survey for aquatic invasive plants, what to do if an invasive plant is detected, and how to prevent the spread of invasive plants. Eleven invasive species (additional flora and fauna) that are on New Brunswick’s “radar” are also featured. The field guide was professionally designed by Pulse Communications. It is available in French or English.
Plant Species Identification Cards: The Plant Species Identification Cards are a set of seventeen 4″ x 5.5″ full color, waterproof plastic plant identification cards. The cards feature photos and concise descriptions for the 10 invasive plant species that threaten New Brunswick’s lakes as well as fourteen of New Brunswick’s native aquatic plants. Cards are colour coded (red for invasive, green for native) to help tell the good plants from the bad. The set is bound by a binder ring, so the set can be easily expanded as new cards become available. The identification cards were professionally designed by Pulse Communications.
Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook: Any individual who attends the 6-hr Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop will receive an “Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook”. The handbook is filled with presentation slides, and other useful resources such as the plant species identification cards and standardized field sheet.
Standardized Field Sheet: The field sheet is used by participants when surveying a lake. The sheet also includes a native plant inventory listed by scientific name. All survey data will be submitted to Eastern Charlotte Waterways Inc.