NatureScot Research Report 979 - INNS Strategy for the Clyde Catchment - Strategy Report
An Invasive Non-native Plant Species (INNS) Management Strategy has been developed for part of the Clyde Catchment, upstream of the Glasgow Tidal Weir.
The strategy focuses on three main species of concern, Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam and Giant hogweed, some of which can cause significant physical or ecological damage to affected riverbanks, leading to issues with native biodiversity and potentially impact on flood management and sediment transport.
The strategy also highlights that it is essential to identify the upstream extent of the INNS species of interest in every sub-catchment. Only then can the true magnitude and cost of the challenge be calculated.
Publication 2019 - NatureScot Research Report 979 - INNS Strategy for the Clyde Catchment - Strategy
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