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Katie Grzesiak. Northwest Michigan is facing habitat challenges from invasive Phragmites, just like much of the rest of the Great Lakes. The Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) is working to control Phragmites along the Lake Michigan shoreline and inland in Benzie, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Manistee counties with good success.
Kate Howe. Despite a land owner or natural resource manager’s best efforts to remove every Phragmites plant from the property he or she manages, the effort is doomed to failure if neighboring properties still harbor Phragmites that can readily invade managed areas. Long-term control is only likely to be successful when managed at a landscape scale through collaboration among land owners and managers.
Tony Cortilet, Laura Van Riper. In 2013, non-native Pragmites became regulated as a Restricted Noxious Weed in Minnesota. This means that the importation, propagation, sale, and transportation (in violation of Minnesota Statute 18.82) of non-native Phragmites propagating parts is not allowed in the state.
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.
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.