Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Projects

Town of Stow’s Japanese Stiltgrass Project

Project Organization: Stow Conservation Commission  Project Town(s): Stow  Start Date: August 12, 2015

Project Summary:

The Stow Conservation Commission has been actively monitoring and managing a patch of Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) an early detection species, located at Flagg Hill Conservation Land which was identified in 2014. The Conservation Commission had received reports of Japanese stiltgrass patches in other areas of Flagg Hill and at… Read more

Habitat Types: Mixed Forest
Control Methods: Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Bagging

Town of Stow’s Captain Sargent Conservation Area

Project Organization: Stow Conservation Commission  Project Town(s): Stow  Start Date: July 1, 2015

Project Summary:

This project is a portion of a CPA funded project to treat Japanese knotweed, glossy buckthorn, bittersweet, and Japanese barberry at Captain Sargent which was surveyed and mapped for invasives in 2014. Other properties mapped for invasives as a part of this project are Flagg Hill, Town Forest, Heath Hen… Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Forest
Control Methods: Chemical, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Incineration

Sudbury Valley Trustees’ Desert Natural Area

Project Organization: Sudbury Valley Trustees  Project Town(s): Sudbury  Start Date: June 1, 2012

Project Summary:

SVT and the City of Marlborough have employed a variety of techniques to control all invasive plants throughout the 600-acre Desert Natural Area over the course of the last 5 years and going forward. Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Floodplain forest, Herbaceous marsh, Oak/pine forest, Pitch pine forest, Right-of-way, Stream bank, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Left on site, buckthorn piles with roots off ground

Walden Woods Project’s Bear Garden Hill

Project Organization: The Walden Woods Project  Project Town(s): Concord  Start Date: May 1, 2012

Project Summary:

Manual control was done repeatedly on garlic mustard and glossy buckthorn populations. Mowing of the field was followed up by four total days of herbicide application by New England Wildflower. Read more

Habitat Types: Agricultural field, Field/forest edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Brush Pile, Incineration, Removal by New England Wildflower