Balsam Bashing 8 Point Plan
A free guide to planning and leading a comunity balsam bash.
What’s a balsam bash?
It’s a fun and active way to control invasive plants such as himalayan balsam. A great way to involve and engage with like-minded people and make a diference tackling INNS.
This short guide takes you through 8 steps in planning a successful balsam bash; from considering the equipment needed, to ensuring everyones safety. Included are useful tips and diagrams on best practice control as well as advice in how to conduct biosecurity measures at the end of the day.
INNS Surveying Guide
A free guide to planning and undertaking an INNS survey
The guide follows a basic methodology suitable for volunteers. The guide takes you through a step by step process in planning and undertaking an INNS survey for species such as Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed and Japanese knotweed. This is usually undertaken along a set route, for example, a stretch of riverbank and includes collecting data and uplaoding data to INNS Mapper.
This guide was developed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and as such some policies and procedures which are included are relevant to the safe management of its volunteers. The guide can be applied by others but it is recommended that appropriate health & safety guidance is used in advance of undertaking a survey.
INNS Mapper User Guides
Free guides to using INNS Mapper
How to enter a survey to INNS Mapper
This short guide takes you through the easy steps of entering survey data to INNS Mapper. This includes entering the survey route and species records.
How to enter treatment data to INNS Mapper
This short guide takes you through the step by step process of adding INNS treatment data to INNS Mapper. You can add the location of control activities, the date, the method used and the organisation who has undertaken the control activities.
How to download INNS data from INNS Mapper
This short guide takes you through the step by step process of downloading data which is available on INNS Mapper. Downloaded data is available in csv format and can be used on other mapping software such as ArcGIS and QGIS