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Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative Common Agenda has been released!


The GLPC Common Agenda promotes a shared understanding and an agreed-upon path for addressing invasive Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin. The agenda sets goals, defines gaps and problem areas in management of Phragmites, and outlines the strategies collaborative members will use to fight invasive Phragmites.

Click here to learn how you can support the common agenda.

Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework has released the PAMF Strategic Plan:


The newly released PAMF Strategic Plan will guide program implementation over the next five years, helping to support more than 75 managers and 700 acres across the Great Lakes basin and gathering data to determine which management approaches are the most likely to reduce a Phragmites infestation. 

Click here to learn more about PAMF and the Strategic Plan.

Phragmites Management Techniques

Interested in learning more about Phragmites management?

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to managing Phragmites: a multi-method approach is critical for success and long-term results. View our summary of management techniques and best practices here.

GLPC Students of Phrag Webinar Series

This spring the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is hosting a webinar series highlighting student Phragmites research and invites you to join and share your research with the Phragmites community! Email us at [email protected] if you are interested in presenting.

You can view past webinars by clicking here.


Learn how to identify Phragmites and distinguish between the native and non-native forms.


Report and share your Phragmites sightings, and see where Phragmites has been detected in your area.


Learn about the Phragmites Adaptive Mangaement Framework and how it can benefit your work


Watch recorded presentations on a wide range of research and management topics


Learn about effective management techniques and discover best practices for post-treatment restoration


Join a conversation with over 600 Phragmites professionals: ask questions and stay connected


View Phragmites management case studies from across the Great Lakes region. 


Read blog posts on a range of topics, from management techniques to information about the GLPC and PAMF. 

Featured video – Fighting Phrag with Fire: 

Recent webinar recordings: 

Non-native Phragmites australis (haplotype M) – also known as Common Reed – is a highly invasive plant species now common in North American wetlands. This species has wide-ranging social, economic, and ecological impacts. Learn more.

There are many ways to manage Phragmites depending on resources and site conditions. Learn more about management options and adaptive management, and view our collection of resources.

cliquez ici pour une description en français
Le Phragmites australis exotique (haplotype M) – ou roseau commun – est une plante extrêmement envahissante qui est maintenant présente dans les milieux humides en Amérique du Nord. Le Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative (GLPC) a été créé pout faciliter la communication entre les intervenants à travers la région. Il sert également de centre de ressources et d’information  concernant la biologie, la gestion et la recherche sur le roseau commun. Le site Internet est continuellement mis à jour et les nouvelles ressources sont disponibles dès que possible.









Vous êtes invités à participer au GLPC en prenant part à nos webinaires, en consultant et commentant les articles sur notre blogue, en adhérant à notre liste d’envoi ou en nous contactant. Apprenez-en davantage sur le roseau commun ici et consultez notre page de programmes et projets(pages en anglais).

The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative is a network of agencies, organizations and citizens who are engaged in non-native Phragmites in some way, including management, research and communication.

The Collaborative was established to reduce the spread and occurrence of Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin by improving management and research and enhancing communication and collaboration.  The Collaborative also serves as a resource center for information on Phragmites biology, management, and research. We are led by a diverse Advisory Committee and are organized according to the principles of Collective Impact.

We invite you to participate in the Collaborative by joining webinars, reading and commenting on blog posts, joining our listserv or contacting us!