The objective of this manual is to present, in a unified way, all the available information about this species, offering managers a base on which to schedule their projects and actions comprehensively.
The first chapter describes Baccharis halimifolia biology and ecology, as well as its distribution and impacts. The characteristics that make this a successful invasive species are underlined, as well as the key factors for its management.
The second chapter includes some guidelines for prevention and a rapid response and early warning system proposal.
The third chapter forms the document core. Based on a planning, implementation and monitoring scheme for the project, it offers useful information for the analysis of the starting position, establishment of objectives of the action and prioritisation, analysis of the different methodologies of elimination and control, and proposals for the monitoring and dissemination of the actions.