Bi-national Phragmites researchers to share successes in Detroit

This week at the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) conference, researchers from the United States and Canada will host a session focused on invasive Phragmites.  The session spans two days and will feature presentations on collaborative...
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New webinar recording: Gulf Coast Phragmites attacked by non-native insect

May 1, 2017 The following is a summary of notes made by Great Lakes Commission staff while viewing the webinar "Roseau cane in Louisiana," presented by Louisiana State University researchers on April 27th.These notes are provided as a summary of key points from a...
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GLPC lauded as innovative approach during Capitol Hill seminar

March 3, 2017 Dr. Kurt Kowalski of USGS traveled to Washington, DC this week to present on "Innovative Controls for Common Reed (Phragmites) in the Great Lakes Region." The presentation was part of a Capitol Hill seminar focused on "innovative methods" for invasive...
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Great progress on Common Agenda at GLPC workshop

February 3, 2017 A group with diverse skills and jurisdictional representations made excellent progress at a Phragmites workshop this week. The workshop was held at the US Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center and focused on development of a Common Agenda for...
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Michigan invasive plant stakeholders hold autumn meeting

Great Lakes Commission November 11, 2016 This week was the bi-annual meeting of the Michigan Invasive Plant Collaborative, held in Okemos, Michigan. Attendees included representatives from academic institutions, Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs),...
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Great Lakes and St. Lawrence mayors pass resolution on Phragmites

 Great Lakes Commission Oct 21, 2016 Mayors of cities along the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway have passed a resolution identifying non-native Phragmites as a key threat to the ecology and economy of the region, and urged their respective governments to take...
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Welcome Karen Alexander to the GLPC team!

This week we're happy to welcome Karen Alexander to the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative team! Karen will be based out of the Great Lakes Commission and will be working on the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (PAMF). In particular, Karen will be meeting...
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Charter points the way forward for the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Sept 28, 2016 Elaine Ferrier - Great Lakes Commission With the approval of an official Charter, the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is moving forward on managing non-native Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin. The Charter establishes the following vision and...
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Phragmites-free by 2020 in St. Thomas, Ontario

August 31, 2016 David Collins - Chair, City of St. Thomas Phragmites Control Committee   The City of St. Thomas’ plan to be “Phrag Free by 2020” sure didn’t start out that way and definitely not with that objective. It all began with a group of neighbors living...
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Using hungry cattle to control Phragmites in Great Salt Lake, Utah

July 27, 2016 Story and photos by Becka Downard, Utah State University.  Summary This case study takes us outside of the Great Lakes region to explore an unusual Phragmites management technique. Becka Downard is a PhD student who studies Great Salt Lake wetlands, and...
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