Natural Resources Report NPS/NER/NRR-2006/011
William E. Currie, Director, International Pest Management Institute
P.O. Box 474
U.S. Department of the Interior
This Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan for Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (SAGA) in Cornish, New Hampshire provides basic pest management guidelines to help preserve the stored cultural museum resources, structures and site grounds, and assist in protecting the health and safety of SAGA staff and visitors. As new information and IPM methods will develop over time, this plan should be reviewed and updated periodically.
The Superintendent is responsible for pest management at the site and designates a site IPM Coordinator (Natural Resource Manager) to implement the IPM plan. The IPM Coordinator will work with the Facility Manager, Curator, and others in the implementation as outlined in NPS-77 (Natural Resources Management Guidelines).
Any use of pesticides at SAGA will be in accordance with Servicewide policies as found in NPS-77. All pesticides used in the site will be applied by or under the direct supervision of a state (New Hampshire) certified pesticide applicator. All pesticides used in the site by residents, contractors, special use permittees, agricultural issues, or non-NPS personnel will conform to NPS policies and guidelines, and will be approved before use. It is the goal of SAGA in compliance with NPS policy to use low-risk pesticides, if necessary, that will accomplish desired objectives.
At the end of each year, the SAGA IPM Coordinator is to compile a list of the pesticides applied at the site (on NPS IPM software PUPS) and forward a copy of that report to the Northeast Regional Support Office.
Descriptions and low-risk pest management methods of museum and other pests potentially present in SAGA structures, displays and landscapes are described. There are concerns at the site about museum pests, carpet beetles, mice, wasps, silverfish, carpenter ants, mold, aphids, mealy bugs, rust, moles, woodchucks, grubs, deer, and exotic invasive plants. Preventive methods such as exclusion, sanitation and habitat modification are described, as well as direct actions such as trapping and the use of directed pesticide applications. Inspections and monitoring of pest populations and conducive conditions will determine the extent of pest presence and direct pest management actions.
The staff of
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site are committed to the implementation
of the IPM approach for those pests threatening the site resources and
the health and safety of site visitors and staff.
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