Welcome to the

Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Join us for the first presentation of our 2022 webinar series!

Dr. Michael McTavish will host our first webinar, “A new tool in the toolbox: an update on biological control of introduced Phragmites”. The presentation will be will be Feb 16th 10:30-11:30 AM EST.

Register for the webinar here! 

Want to learn more about Phragmites? Check out our past webinars that cover a wide-range of interesting topics!


Call to Action Public Briefing

 A recording is now available of the GLPC Call to Action Public Briefing. The briefing covers the recent work of the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and activities relevant to the Phragmites Community. There will also be ample time for questions and discussion following the briefing. 

View the webinar recording here!

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.


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!