Outcomes and Services

Outcomes of Using PAMF

  • PAMF will unite resource managers, researchers, and other stakeholders and facilitate successional learning through a collaborative information sharing system that contains an evolving and collective understanding about how to best treat Phragmites
  • PAMF will promote cooperative, transparent decision making to reduce uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of management
  • PAMF is a cost-and time-efficient way to address a large, regional-scale problem

Services Provided by PAMF

  • free data analysis that provides treatment guidance based on best current knowledge
  • standardized monitoring protocol, scalable to different management areas
  • development of site-specific Best Management Practices (BMPs) that can be shared across the Great Lakes basin and throughout North America
  • free database to store all Phragmites related information that is accessible from anywhere, at any time


Anyone managing non-native Phragmites in the Great Lakes basin can participate in PAMF.  Through PAMF, experienced land managers can efficiently share their knowledge and expertise while those new to Phragmites management can find science-based support and guidance. Learn how to join PAMF here.

Stay Informed

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 Stanton, Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission at sstanton@glc.org or 734-396-6055.