Daryl Wright (EP) has written a white paper as part of his masters program with Royal Roads University and continued efforts to advance the industrial vegetation management industry. Below is an abstract and link to the publication.


Invasive species management (ISM) is a concept that has been recognized as one of the most significant environmental challenges facing biodiversity and biosecurity in our time.

The following research analyzes the adoption of formalized plans on Indigenous lands across the prairies in light of regional, national and international efforts. Traditional integrated pest management (IPM) frameworks are problematic at best. Integrated pest management plans were developed to address agro-economic security and fail to include an adaptive process where policy execution is reviewed for efficacy. The general principle that an integrated approach is optimal is not inherently wrong, but the perspective IPM takes is narrow and fails to address the complexity of environmental management.  While these plans have since been adopted as
the standard in addressing invasive alien species (IAS), environmental protection, and biosecurity they often fail to address sustainability and ecosystem health.

Gaps in First Nations implementation have been addressed through a suggested framework for the development of First Nations led legislation to support ISM programs and allow First Nations to assume their role as guardians of the environment.

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