What is the Invasive Phreatophyte Control Grant Program?
The IPCP grant program provided cost share assistance to eligible entities to control and/or eradicate tamarisk (also known as salt cedar), Russian olive, or other riparian invasive phreatophytes that have degraded the state’s riparian areas, restricted channel capacity thereby increasing flood risk, and resulted in increased non-beneficial consumptive use of water. IPCP also incorporates funding for riparian re-vegetation/restoration after invasive removal.
The CWCB has had substantial involvement in developing a well planned strategy to solve Colorado’s invasive phreatophyte problem. House Bill 15-1006
, signed by the Governor on May 15, 2015, appropriated funding for the Invasive Phreatophyte Control Program.