New shoots of invasive Phragmites plants growing out of the rhizome from one parent plant. Photo courtesy of Janice Gilbert

Each year, a wetland ecologist provides a detailed report for each PMA that includes project scope, control actions undertaken (what action, when, by whom), control costs, site conditions before and after management actions (see Monitoring), and recommended program alterations for required future actions based on the ecosystem response to management. These reports are made publicly available and provide an opportunity for LSPCG members to track the progress of the program and plan for the next year of management and monitoring activities. This ensures partners are kept informed of progress, management insights are shared, and resources are used wisely on follow-up treatments. In addition, having this information assists with future grant applications