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Restoring Great Lakes coastal wetlands through invasive plant harvesting and biomass utilization
November 19, 2015 Shane Lishawa, Loyola University Chicago; Dennis Albert, Oregon State University; Beth Lawrence, University of Connecticut; Linda Sekura, Cleveland Museum of Natural History contractor Our collaborative team of researchers and restoration...
Managing Non-Native Phragmites for Habitat Restoration in the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie
Nicole LaFleur, Greg Norwood, and Jake Bonello: Non- native Phragmites is not a new concern in the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA): managers have been treating Phragmites and restoring habitats within the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge for years…
What to do with all that Biomass?
Kimberly Bourke: Non-native Phragmites australis dominates inland and coastal wetlands as well as other wet areas, such as roadside ditches, throughout the Great Lakes region. Management of non-native Phragmites regularly includes herbicide application, which can successfully kill off a non-native Phragmites infestation. However, many management resources do not address the abundance of aboveground biomass left…
Upcoming funding opportunity: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is now inviting applications for competitive grant funding. Through the 2014 competitive grant process, the GLRI spent more than $5 million to prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes, including many...
Native vs Non-Native Phragmites
Although invasive Phragmites australis reigns supreme in terms of publicity, it is important remember that we also have stands of native Phragmites throughout the Great Lakes region. It can be difficult to distinguish between the native and invasive haplotypes while in the field, but many resources exist to help people identify which one they are dealing with.