Management

Management

In the past the Lake Erie CWMA has contracted external entities for prescribed fire, aerial spraying, mowing and smashing activities on agreement lands. Mowing, smashing, seeding and ground spraying activities were previously handled in-house by CWMA employees using... Continue Reading

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Monitoring

Monitoring

Annual monitoring is currently only completed on test plots. The test plots were originally selected because their diversity and location were representative of a majority of areas in Northwestern Ohio.  Monitoring began by comparing different treatment plots to one... Continue Reading

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Background

Background

The Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) was established in 2009 and has completed over 7,000 acres of invasive species treatment on the properties of nearly 200 program participants throughout Ottawa, Lucas, and Sandusky counties. This area contains... Continue Reading

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Prioritization

Initially Phragmites was the priority target for two reasons; first because it generated the most interest from landowners due to its dense growth and obstructive nature, and second because most funding was focused on Phragmites management.  The program has slowly... Continue Reading

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