The purpose of this document is to describe the City of Eugene Parks and Open Space (POS) Division’s program on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the operational procedures that staff uses to practice IPM on POS-managed lands.
POS manages a very diverse portfolio of parklands which includes land already developed as parks, lands planned for future park development and park natural areas. Due to this difference in the planned park use at different sites, there is a wide range of park management goals across the park system. This document is organized to provide meaningful procedures to assist staff with making well-informed management decisions based on the uses and goals at different types of sites.
This document will be updated periodically, as new information and techniques become available and as we learn more about the efficacy of specific prevention and control techniques.
If you are interested in obtaining maps that show the locations of “Pesticide-Free Parks” and “No Pesticide Zones,” as described in Appendices A and B of the IPM Policy and Operations Manual, please contact Eric Cariaga.
Finally, in February 2014, the Eugene City Council passed Resolution No. 5101. This resolution endorsed the Parks and Open Space Division’s IPM policy and operations procedures and encouraged expansion of the Pesticide-Free Parks Program to additional neighborhood parks. In addition, Resolution No. 5101 prohibits the City of Eugene from using any product that contains neonicotinoids on any City property, and calls for all departments within the City of Eugene to adopt an IPM policy and associated operational procedures within 18 months of the passage of the resolution.