Technical Bulletin No. 0861: The Toxicity of Silvicultural Herbicides to Wildlife, Volume I: Introduction and Triclopyr

Herbicides are an essential element of modern forest vegetation management plans. However, increased opposition to herbicide use from the public, environmental groups, and in some cases, agencies of both state and federal government, threatens the continued availability of herbicides to forest managers. Among the claims made by foes of herbicide use in forests are that little is known about herbicide toxicity, herbicides are toxic to fish and wildlife, and that tank mixtures and the inert ingredients used along with herbicides are more toxic than individual herbicides.