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Update: Anchor Bay/St. Clair Flats Phragmites Control and Education Project
Jason Hill. Now in our third year, partnership efforts continue to achieve success in controlling invasive Phragmites and educating the stakeholders of Northern Lake St. Clair, Michigan. Project funding was provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency via the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, with matching funds committed by Ducks Unlimited.
Phragmites Treatment and Management Prioritization Tool
Kevin Walters. While the invasive Phragmites has become widespread in much of the Great Lakes region, limited funding and resources dictate that groups trying to manage it regionally should carefully prioritize management sites to improve the likelihood of accomplishing management goals. The prioritization tool will allow those groups to rank many sites and focus on the highest priority locations first.
Management Considerations for Restoring Phragmites australis Dominated Wetlands
Chris Haight. Invasive species management can be a tricky endeavor, especially when you are dealing with such a pugnacious species as Phragmites australis. Whenever you are dealing with any organism, it must be recognized that it is just one piece of a large ecosystem that is comprised of an intricate network of participants, processes, and their interactions.
Weedy Grasses as Pellet Fuel Feedstock: Research Update
Gregory Zimmerman. For the past several years, our research team has been experimenting with the use of weedy grasses for making heating pellets(to be used to heat your home). The focus of the project is to find economic uses for these weedy grasses as well as reduce greenhouse gas inputs into the atmosphere and improve farm finances
Thank you to the 152 people who have responded to our survey. We're so excited to have your input and are working to address the needs that were identified. Curious? Check out the results: Final report on stakeholder survey to inform the Great Lakes Phragmites...