Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Project

Name:  Steph Koch

Organization: FWS

Phone Number: (978) 443-4661 , ext 24

Property Overview: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a 1542 acre conservation and recreation area of mixed habitat.

Management Site Description: O'Rourke's Farm is 5 acres of mostly wet meadow surrounded by edge and open field habitat.

How many acres are in the management area: 5

Is it listed on EDDMapS?: Yes

Habitat Type: Field/forest edge, Wet meadow

What this Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR)?: No

What were the target species? Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora), Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus oribiculatus)

What were the management objectives?: Improve and maintain edge, field, and wet meadow habitat for wildlife.

What was the approximate project start date?: 05/01/2012

Control Method: Manual, Chemical

Disposal Method: Incineration, Bagging

Detailed Project Timeline:

May 17-18: Chemical treatment of 1.73 acres of garlic mustard with a mistblower with Garlon 4 4% solution
May 18: Cut and paint treatment of 0.09 acres of multiflora rose and buckthorn with Pathfinder II 13.6% solution
May 24-25: Cut and paint treatment of 0.18 acres of multiflora rose, honeysuckle, and buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, and autumn olive with Pathfinder II 13.6% solution
June 1: Cut and paint treatment of 0.12 acres of multiflora rose, buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, and Japanese barberry with Pathfinder II 13.6% solution
June 7: Stomping and machete treatment of 0.19 acres of Japanese knotweed
June 7: Cut and paint treatment of multiflora rose, honeysuckle, glossy buckthorn, and oriental bittersweet with Pathfinder II 13.6% solution
June 15: Cut and paint treatment of 0.13 acres of multiflora rose, buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, and Japanese hops with Pathfinder 13.6% solution
June 22: Manual removal of multiflora rose
June 29: Cut and paint treatment of 0.82 acres of multiflora rose ans buckthorn with Pathfinder II 13.6% solution
July 6: Cut and paint treatment of 1.23 acres of buckthorn and multiflora rose with PFII 1.36%
July 13: Cut and paint treatment of 0.19 acres of multiflora rose, japanese hops, and glossy buckthorn with PFII 1.36%


Funding Sources: NFWF Grant

Is your site open to the public?: Yes