Case Studies

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View Phragmites management case studies from across the Great Lakes region. Use the interactive map below to locate projects in your area. Do you have a project that you’d like us to feature here? Fill out the case study template and email it to us at [email protected]!

Also check out Phragmites related research projects and programs at the bottom of the page!

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Lake George Wetlands Restoration Project

Keywords: herbicide, restoration, wetland

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Beaver Island Invasive Species Initiative

Keywords: outreach, restoration, coastal, beaches

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Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area and Phragmites Control

Keywords: marsh master, aerial spray, herbicide, glyphosate, mechanical removal, water level manipulation

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Emmet County Phragmites Treatment

Keywords: coastal, private land

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The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

Networking between parties affected by Phragmites
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Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area

Connecting northeastern Michigan to resolve Phragmites

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Phragmites Management in Grand Traverse County

The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay

Managing Phragmites in Grand Traverse Counties

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Ottawa County Invasive Phragmites Control Group

Networking between parties affected by Phragmites in Ottawa County

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Applying a Microbial Approach to Phragmites Control

Research into managing Phragmites with microbes

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Anchor Bay & St. Clair Flats Phragmites Control and Education Project

Keywords: coastal, wetlands, herbicide, aerial spray, outreach, private land

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Pigeon River Cut-off Channel Phragmites Control Plan Implementation

Keywords: herbicide, aerial spray, fire

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A Baseline and Standardized Method for Monitoring the Treatment and Control of Invasive Phragmites

Research focusing on standardized monitoring and treatment for Phragmites in Saginaw Bay and Green Bay

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Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)

Keywords: herbicide, stem injection, mechanical removal, wetland, roadside, private land View Case Study

Times Beach Aquatic Plant Control

Keywords: beach, coastal, mechanical removal, herbicide, restoration

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Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area

Keywords: private land, herbicide, aerial spray, fire, restoration, marsh master, mechanical removal

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Partners in Preservation for Invasive Species Removal

Keywords: wetland, herbicide, outreach

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Invasive Phragmites Management in the Lower Green Bay & Fox River AOC, Wisconsin

Keywords: coastal, outreach, herbicide, mechanical removal

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Phragmites Removal at Wymbolwood Beach

Keywords: coastal, private land, beach, spading

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Port Franks Community Phragmites Control Project

Keywords: coastal, wetland, restoration, herbicide, fire, mechanical removal, outreach

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Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks Stewardship Program

Keywords: beach, herbicide

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St. Thomas Phragmites Control Committee

Keywords: education, outreach, herbicide

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Lambton Shores, Ontario

Keywords: herbicide, fire, spading, mechanical removal, outreach

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Mentor Marsh, Ohio

Keywords: restoration, herbicide, aerial spray, marsh master, restoration, wetland

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Big Marsh Restoration in Chicago

Keywords: herbicide, fire, water level manipulation, restoration, restoration, wetland

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TitleStateDiscriptionTags/Keywords
Big Marsh Restoration in ChicagoIllinoisCreative approaches to restoration and habitat generation at a highly contaminated site.herbicide, fire, water level manipulation, restoration, restoration, wetland
Lake George Wetlands Restoration ProjectIndiana Lake George restoration focusing on herbicide application, mowing, and seeding of native plants. herbicide, restoration, wetland
Detroit River-W. Lake Erie CWMAMichiganUsing long-term monitoring to build partnerships and set management priorities.marsh master, aerial spray, herbicide, glyphosate, mechanical removal, water level manipulation
Beaver Island Invasive Species InitiativeMichiganMichigan’s Beaver Island and associated education, herbicide, and burning against Phragmites.outreach, restoration, coastal, beaches
Emmet County Phragmites TreatmentMichiganEmmet County’s outreach, direct management, planning, and policy in relation to Phragmites.coastal, private land
Anchor Bay & St. Clair Flats Phragmites Control and Education ProjectMichiganEducating, outreach, and direct management in Lake St. Clair, Michigancoastal, wetlands, herbicide, aerial spray, outreach, private land
Pigeon River Cut-off Channel Phragmites Control Plan ImplementationMichiganDirect management in Caseville, Michiganherbicide, aerial spray, fire
Adirondack Park Invasive Plant ProgramNew YorkThe education, outreach, planning and direct management of the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Programherbicide, stem injection, mechanical removal, wetland, roadside, private land
Times Beach Aquatic Plant ControlNew YorkDirect Management and research in Times Beach, New York.beach, coastal, mechanical removal, herbicide, restoration
Mentor Marsh RestorationOhioThe Cleveland Museum of Natural History's effort to restore the Mentor Marsh’s biodiversity after years of occupation by Phragmites.restoration, herbicide, aerial spray, marsh master, restoration, wetland
Lake Erie CWMAOhioHunting clubs and other private landowners combining resources and expertise to achieve coordinated Phragmites controlprivate land, herbicide, aerial spray, fire, restoration, marsh master, mechanical removal
Lambton ShoresOntarioProviding regional coordination for local management.herbicide, fire, spading, mechanical removal, outreach
Wymbolwood BeachOntarioMeeting the challenge of managing on a small scale without herbicidecoastal, private land, beach, spading
Port Franks Community Phragmites ControlOntarioThe multi-phase approach to substantially reduce the population of Phragmites in Port Frankscoastal, wetland, restoration, herbicide, fire, mechanical removal, outreach
Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks Stewardship ProgramOntario Information on the Wasaga Beach Provincial Parks Stewardship Program that is working to manage Phragmites along Ontario’s longest freshwater beach.beach, herbicide
Phragmites Control Committee in St. ThomasOntarioPhragmites planning, treatment and education taking place in St.Thomas, Ontario.education, outreach, herbicide
Partners in Preservation for Invasive Species RemovalWisconsinEducation and direct management in Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin wetland, herbicide, outreach
Invasive Phragmites Management in the Lower Green Bay & Fox River AOCWisconsinEducation, outreach, and direct management in Lower Green Bay and Fox River, Wisconsincoastal, outreach, herbicide, mechanical removal

Research Projects & Programs

The Midwest Invasive Species Information Network: Networking between parties affected by Phragmites

Northeast Michigan Cooperative Weed Management Area: Connecting northeastern Michigan to resolve Phragmites

Phragmites Management in Grand Traverse County: Managing Phragmites in Grand Traverse Counties

Ottawa County Invasive Phragmites Control Group: Networking between parties affected by Phragmites in Ottawa County

Applying a Microbial Approach to Phragmites Control: Research into managing Phragmites with microbes.

A Baseline and Standardized Method for Monitoring the Treatment and Control of Invasive Phragmites: Research focusing on standardized monitoring and treatment for Phragmites in Saginaw Bay and Green Bay.

Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP): A shorter summary of the APIPP case study in the table above.