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Invasive Phragmites Eradication

 

The BPBA is continuing to participate in efforts to remove invasive plant species. In 2020, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) received a multi-year grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to fund the fight against phragmites in the Bruce. The Biosphere Association is pleased that this important work is continuing, and are collaborating with the NCC by sharing our data, contacts and extensive experience. The BPBA is pleased to be collaborating with the NCC through the sharing of our data, experience, and contacts.

 

The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association Phragmites australis eradication control program started in 2014. We've worked with Nature Conservancy of Canada and Parks Canada to survey, map, control and monitor on the Bruce Peninsula. To date, we have registered over 1300 plots of invasive Pragmites from Tobermory to Sauble Beach, controlling about 250 sites a year. 

 

Thank you to all the partners, volunteers and Biosphere staff that have worked on this program over the years. You have made a real difference! 

 

 

Phragmites Gallery

Bundling Phragmites
Amphibious cutter
Volunteer action
Red Bay site before
Red Bay site after
Hand removal
Bringing out the big guns!
Phragmites roots
Power of teamwork

 

 

Resources: 

BPBA Volunteer Phragmites Management Planning

Phragmites Fact Sheet

Ontario Best Management Practices

Clean Equipment Protocol