Welcome to the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

2024 Research Webinar Recordings Now Available!


Missed any of our recent webinars? Recordings of all our past webinars can be found on our Webinar Page! 




New Blog Post!

In need of some fun Phragmites related reading? We got you covered with out new blog posts!

2023/2024 Improvements to PAMF Management Guidance – Now with Less Rest!

How does the PAMF model work? What improvements were made to provide management guidance with less Rest? Read more to find the answer to these questions and more!!


Phragmites Coloring Sheet

Round up your crayons, markers, or colored pencils for a Phragmites coloring sheet! This coloring sheet provides an overview of non-native Phragmites, the effects it can have on the ecosystem, and ways it can be managed.

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.

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.

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 blog posts, joining our newsletter or listserv, or contacting us!


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 Management 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. 

GLPC Calendar

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Featured video – Fighting Phrag with Fire:

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