Technical Notes Series

'Technical Notes' break natural resource management issues into operational concepts small enough to address in two pages. These are developed with PA DCNR-State Parks staff, and emphasize issues faced managing state park lands, but the issues are relevant to all natural lands managers.
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The rules regarding pesticide application in PA State Parks and other public lands are definitive, but not always clearly understood. In this document we define categories of pesticide applicators and conditions under which they may apply pesticides.

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Herbicides are one of many useful approaches for managing vegetation. Most natural resource and facility maintenance herbicide objectives can be accomplished with a small number of products. Here, we detail a range of application methods and settings, and the products to achieve your vegetation management goals.

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Using Live Stakes, which are unrooted stem cuttings of certain woody plants, is an inexpensive and effective way to revegetate stream banks and other riparian areas. This document describes what they are, how they work, and how to plant and care for them.