A vehicle travels on a road alongside colorful roadside vegetation.


What is IRVM?

Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management is an approach to right-of-way maintenance that combines an array of management techniques with sound ecological principles to establish and maintain safe, healthy, and functional roadsides. The IRVM toolbox includes judicious use of herbicides, spot mowing, prescribed burning, mechanical tree and brush removal, and the prevention and treatment of disturbances such as farm field runoff and herbicide overspray to existing vegetation. IRVM’s long-term objective is to reduce roadside maintenance by creating stands of durable, long-lived native plants.