Secretary of Natural Resources Office

Pesticides Program

To protect public health and the environment from unreasonable risk posed by pesticides and to promote safer means of pest control are the core principals of CNEP’s Pesticides Program.  One such means of pest control involves the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to pest management.  This approach considers the life cycle of pests and their interaction with the environment when determining the appropriate level of pest control methods.  Through the use of assessment questionnaires, informational outreach materials, design plan reviews, and on-site inspections, CNEP is working to ensure that pesticides are being applied in a manner that accounts for safety both of the human and natural environments.