What Can I Do?

Whether you are a land manager, an elected official, or a land owner – view the steps below to find out more about what you can do to contribute to the management of non-native Phragmites.

View our resources and case studies and learn about Phragmites identification and determine what management options are best for you. If desired, refer to our Contractor Database for contractors in your area who have the capacity and experience to manage Phragmites. Additionally, check out our compilation of local ordinances here.

After management, apply monitoring techniques to determine your results and the need for re-application of management. Additionally, you can find and consult with local professionals in your area by exploring our Lookup Tool: Invasive Species Management Areas, which provides contact information for local invasive species management groups near you.

Non-native Phragmites Reporting

First, survey your property to locate all non-native Phragmites. Contributing your findings to an invasive species occurrence database provides critical data on Phragmites distribution and helps create a landscape-scale understanding of its spread.

Report your findings to:

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Land management

Taking action can look different for everyone, for landowners and land managers this may mean a review of your management options to find what may work best for your specific environmental and hydrological conditions of the site containing Phragmites. Additionally, you may want to hire a contractor with greater experience and resources for management. If that is the case you can explore our contractor database for contractors in your area and view services they can provide.
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Adaptive management and monitoring

Share the results of your monitoring efforts to create a better map of Phragmites across the landscape. Learn about the Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework  and how your monitoring data can contribute to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Phragmites management.

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Decision makers and elected officials

As someone who is removed from the “boots-on-the-ground” work of Phragmites management, taking action to improve the management of Phragmites may look like sourcing and passing along funding opportunities and advocating for Phragmites management by-law, regulation, or other policy developments. View our compilation of local regulations and ordinances here.
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Local Partner Organizations

No matter where your involvement may lie, there is a benefit to control costs by targeting Phragmites at the first sign of invasion and coordinating control actions with regional partners. Partner with a nearby land management organization and benefit from access additional resources and expertise. View our land management organization map to contact and partner with an organization near you.
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