How PAMF Works

PAMF has three critical pieces: a monitoring protocol, a predictive model that predicts how Phragmites will respond to different management alternatives, and a central database with an associated web hub where the results from all management efforts are reported.

PAMF runs on an annual cycle. Participants join PAMF through the PAMF web hub.  To enroll a site, participants implement the PAMF monitoring protocol and upload those data to the central database (through the PAMF web hub or associated app).  The predictive models will combine and analyze user-collected data and provide site-specific treatment guidance every year.  Participants implement a treatment of their choice, and the cycle repeats until Phragmites no longer grows on the site. Data provided by all of the participating land managers across the basin will fuel the adaptive management process.

The key to PAMF’s success is long-term and widespread participation by you – our partners – from around the Great Lakes basin.

Join PAMF

Anyone managing non-native Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin can participate in PAMF.  Through PAMF, experienced land managers can efficiently share their knowledge and expertise while those new to Phragmites management can find science-based support and guidance. Interested participants are asked to contact Karen Alexander to learn more.

Want More Information?

PAMF staff can be available to:
deliver presentations and webinars
organize site visits to demonstrate the monitoring protocol
answer questions and respond to inquiries
provide print materials for your next event

Please contact: Karen Alexander, Senior Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission at kalexander@glc.org - 734-971-9135