2020 PAMF Training Sessions
Are you currently managing or planning to manage Phragmites within the Great Lakes basin or in neighboring watersheds within Great Lake States or Provinces? If so, consider participating in the PAMF and do your part to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Phragmites management.
Have you considered joining PAMF in the past but just aren’t sure how to get started? Well this is your chance to attend a PAMF training session and/or receive in-field assistance from the PAMF team! Consider attending our training session where we talk about PAMF’s program and what participant involvement looks like as well as demonstrate our standardized data collection procedures. Registration and participation are free! The PAMF team will also be providing on-the-ground assistance enrolling sites the few days following the training.
2020 PAMF Training Schedule TBD.
If you are interested in hosting a PAMF training session in 2020, please contact the PAMF coordinator for more information.
Join PAMF today!
The PAMF Participation Cycle consists of three annual steps: enrolling, monitoring, and managing. The image above depicts this cycle and details the time of year during which each step takes place. As indicated by the light blue outer circle, enrollment can occur anytime of the year. Each management unit (MU) only needs to be enrolled once, but you may enroll additional MUs each year. Monitoring then takes places every July in each MU, highlighted by the darker blue section at the bottom of the gear. Corresponding to Phragmites’ three biological phases, management occurs during three phases throughout the year – translocating, dormant, and growing (shown in yellow, white, and green, respectively). Lastly, PAMF participants submit their reports by the August 1st deadline and receive management guidance in mid-August, as shown in red in the figure.
Enroll A Management Unit
After lots of time spent making sure the interface was ready to launch, the PAMF Web Hub is now open for business! The Web Hub will serve as PAMF’s central database in which all management unit data is collected and stored, and through which management guidance is delivered. It will also house a variety of other resources for participants, including a “Who’s PAMFing” tool that helps connect land managers with one another, and various other documents helpful for participating in PAMF. If you are new to PAMF, please create an account to enroll your MU(s) and submit monitoring and management reports before time runs out to participate in the 2020/21 PAMF cycle. This will require first creating an account with EDDMaps, the credentials for which will become your username and password for the PAMF Web Hub. Once at the Web Hub home page, it is easy to navigate to whatever portion of the site you may need. Please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Interested stakeholders should join the PAMF Listserv, hosted by Google Groups, to receive regular updates from the PAMF team.
To join the PAMF Listserv, please send an email to [email protected]. The email does not need a subject or any text. After you send the email you should receive a confirmation message from Google Groups.
Once you have joined the PAMF Listserv, you can send emails to the group using this address: [email protected]. A moderator will review the message and distribute to the Listserv.
For those new to Listservs, or for troubleshooting, please see our Frequently Asked Questions document.
Is PAMF a good fit for you?
There are many outcomes and services provided by PAMF. This program is designed to learn from a range of stakeholders implementing different Phragmites management techniques within a variety of site conditions. Anyone managing Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin can join PAMF.
Participation in PAMF requires access to one or more locations where Phragmites is growing. For this reason, PAMF participants are typically:
- land managers working on public land
- land conservancies
- non-profit organizations
- industry and businesses controlling Phragmites on private land
- consulting companies providing Phragmites management services
- roadside managers
- teachers and students looking for learning opportunities and standardized data collection protocols
- land owners interested in science-based treatment guidance
Anyone managing non-native Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin can participate in PAMF. Please join by clicking on the Join PAMF button to complete a short form. PAMF staff will contact you shortly.
Want More Information?
PAMF staff can be available to:
• deliver presentations and webinars
• organize site visits to demonstrate the monitoring protocol
• answer questions and respond to inquiries
• provide print materials for your next event
Please contact: Samantha Tank, Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission at [email protected] - 734-971-9135