DRWLE CWMA Location of treatment sites

The DRWLE CWMA prioritizes areas under conservation ownership for treatment

The process of identifying sites for Phragmites treatments is based on many factors that include: conservation ownership, existing partner priorities, large ownership tracts, the capacity for long-term management, the presence of water control infrastructure, and key private landholdings adjacent to conservation ownership or with large acreage.

In 2009 and 2010, Eastern Michigan University established a GIS database that captured characteristics of the plant communities where there is now annual Phragmites control. This provides a base-line condition of these lands from which to evaluate progress. This data allowed the CWMA to focus on restoring large tracts of coastal wetlands and ensured long-term management.