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Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM)

IRVM is a decision-making and quality management process for maintaining roadside vegetation that integrated the following...



...with cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical pest control methods to economically manage roadsides for safety plus environmental and visual quality (NVRMA, 1997).




In Minnesota, each of MnDOT's District/Maintenance Areas are encouraged to prepare annual IRVM plans for guiding management on state roadsides. IRVM plans are a proactive way of addressing many of Minnesota's Laws such as: