Nelson Hydro Pest Management Plan 2020

Application:  Development of a Pest Management Plan 

NELSON HYDRO RIGHTS-OF-WAY PMP 2020 

NELSON HYDRO WOOD POLE PMP 2020

NELSON HYDRO FACILITIES PMP 2020

Applicant: Nelson Hydro, 80 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC V1L 6B9
Agent: KRM Associates, 210-2000 Choquette Avenue, Nelson BC V1L 7E4 

Telephone Number:(250) 354-3721
Email: krm@krmassociates.com 

Purpose

The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to;

a) Manage problem vegetation and noxious weeds on right-of-way transmission corridors, distribution networks, and their access roads within the Nelson Hydro service area. The PMP applies to areas located within the Central Kootenay Regional District,

b) To control wood rot, wood pests and mechanical damage to Nelson Hydro wood poles within the Nelson Hydro service area, and

c) Manage problem vegetation and noxious weeds on Nelson Hydro facilities within their service area including within generating stations, switching stations, substations, pole yards, and around concrete dams, penstocks, spillways and diversion channels, and around buildings and structures. All facilities are fenced compounds that have physically restricted access. The PMP applies to areas located within the vicinity of the communities of Nelson, Blewett, Taghum, North Shore, Harrop, Procter, Balfour and Queen’s Bay.

Methods

The  NELSON  HYDRO  RIGHTS-OF-WAY  PMP  2020  pest  management  methods proposed for use include manual, mechanical, cultural, and biological control, and the use of herbicides within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and examples of the trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: dicamba (Vanquish), glyphosate (Vantage Plus Max), and triclopyr (Garlon XRT). Selective application methods include: wick/wipe-on, injection, squirt bottle, cut surface, and foliar applications using backpack or handgun (power hose and nozzle).

The NELSON HYDRO WOOD POLE PMP 2020 pest management methods proposed for use include stubbing (non-chemical), pole replacement (non-chemical), insecticide use for ant control, and the use of wood preservative pesticides. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and examples of the trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: bendiocarb (Ficam), copper naphthenate (CU-Nap), sodium fluoride + copper naphthenate (Cop-R- Plastic), copper naphthenate + borax (CuRap 20), metam sodium (Woodfume), disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (Tim-Bor Professional), disodium octaborate (Impel Rods II), and disodium octaborate + boric acid (CobraRod). Application methods include: external bandages, internal liquid injection, internal rod placement and low-pressure backpack sprayer.

The NELSON HYDRO FACILITIES PMP 2020 pest management methods proposed for use include manual, mechanical, cultural, and biological control, and the use of herbicides within the area to which the PMP applies. The common name and examples of the trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: dicamba (Vanquish), glyphosate (Vantage Plus Max), and triclopyr (Garlon XRT). Selective application methods and foliar applications using backpack, squirt bottle, wick/wipe-on applicator, injection tools or handgun (power hose and nozzle).

Dates

The proposed duration of the PMP is from July 31, 2020 through July 31, 2025.

Nelson Hydro Pest Management Plan Notification 

NELSON HYDRO WOOD POLE PMP 2020 

 NELSON HYDRO FACILITIES PMP 2020

NELSON  HYDRO  RIGHTS-OF-WAY  PMP  2020

Draft Copy

A draft copy of the proposed PMP may be examined in detail at: Nelson Hydro, 80 Lakeside Drive, Nelson BC. Please call ahead to Nelson Hydro 250-352-8240 to ensure pandemic safety arrangements. 

The proposed PMP can also be viewed by contacting the Agent listed above.

Contribute Information

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant (c/o KRM Associates, Agent, at the address listed above), within 30 days of the publication of this notice.