Select the priority weed species (transformer species or species causing negative impacts)
Assess for invasiveness, impact and feasibility of control (formal weed risk assessment can help with this assessment), including impact to include social, economic and environmental aspects:
- In agriculture
- In the environment
From this, identify the key regional assets and geographic locations requiring most management focus.
Given resource constraints, it is unrealistic to manage every weed species in every location. Rather, the emphasis needs to be on:
- Identifying priority future weed species and problem areas
- Identifying the most appropriate control options in the context of available resources
- Enhancing regional capacity
- Monitoring the spread and impact of priority weeds
- Evaluating the effectiveness of management actions, and
- Adjusting the plan accordingly.
For further information on developing strategies and priorities for managing potential weed threats under climate change, you can download the Weeds and Climate Change Technical Guide (PDF).