LAKESHORE NATURAL RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP INC.: Lakeshore Natural Resources Parnership Manitowoc River


Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnership proposes to control Phragmites australis within the project limits of the Little Manitowoc River Restoration Project by implementing control measures during the period 2013-2015. The project elements and deliverables are specified in the Lakeshore Natural Resources Aquatic Invasive Species grant application dated November 25, 2013. The project includes conducting pre- and post- treatment surveys and mapping the extent of phragmites and controlling phragmites with aquatic herbicide treatments. A final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to the DNR by December 31, 2015.

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Stantec performed invasive common reed grass herbicide treatments within the Project Area on behalf of LNRP with support of their WDNR AIS Early Detection and Response grant funding. Treatments were initiated in fall 2013 to treat monocultures of invasive common reed grass observed during a site reconnaissance visit performed in November, 2012. Total invasive common reed grass acreage within the Project Area was initially estimated at 3.5 acres. Follow-up treatments were performed in 2014 and 2015 to target re-growth and newly-identified populations. The location and approximate number of stems were recorded annually during the follow-up treatments in an effort to evaluate the previous yearÂ’s success (Figures 2 and 3). A significant decrease in the number of invasive common reed grass stems was noted in many of the populations; however, most populations required some level of follow-up treatment annually. Additionally, new populations continued to emerge adjacent to actively treated areas. In order to successfully control invasive common reed grass for the long term, Stantec recommends LNRP continue monitoring the Project Area for invasive common reed grass and perform ongoing, long term treatment to continue the efforts initiated as part of this project.
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A final report summarizing the three-year project will be provided to the DNR by December 31, 2015.
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Monitor Pre and Post Treatment