Invasive Species

Invasive Species (Phragmites australis) Working Group

The Phragmites Working Group is a collaborative team targeting the significant threat of the invasive species Phragmites australis throughout the Long Point Walsingham Forest Priority Place (LPWF).

The priorities of this group are to:

  • Implement a long-term landscape-scale management plan for Phragmites on private and public lands in the LPWF
  • Improve habitat through treatment of Phragmites, secondary re-treatment, and removal of dead Phragmites stands
  • Enhance coastal wetlands, shorelines, and riparian areas
  • Monitor Species at Risk encountered and the effects of management on aquatic systems

Partner organizations include: The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), Canadian Wildlife Service (CWS), Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Birds Canada (BC), and the Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance (LPPAA).

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