Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Projects

Friends of ARNWR: Assabet Pulling Together

Project Organization: Assabet Pulling Together  Project Town(s): Maynard  Start Date: April 1, 2014

Project Summary:

From Spring to fall each year, volunteers come out each Saturday to work on manual control of invasives. Read more

Habitat Types: Abandoned lot/home site, Field/forest edge, Fields, Roadside edge, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Brush Pile, Incineration, Bagging, Left on site

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Project

Project Organization: FWS  Project Town(s): Maynard  Start Date: April 15, 2012

Project Summary:

Pathfinder II herbicide treatment and manual pulling and cutting were used to control invasive species across the management area over the course of one year with planned follow-up monitoring. Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Floodplain forest, Pitch pine forest, Shrub wetland, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual  Disposal Methods: Incineration, Bagging

Westford Conservation Trust’s Mile-a-Minute Project

Project Organization: Westford Conservation Trust  Project Town(s): Westford  Start Date: June 1, 2010

Project Summary:

The Mile-a-minute(MAM) plant is an early detection species and even though they are an annual they are prodigious seed producers and can rapidly take over acres of land by smothering existing vegetation. At first it is hard to believe that an annual vine which initially looks fragile and pretty with… Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Roadside edge, Stream bank, Upland/wetland edge
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Incineration, Bagging

Trustees of Reservations Black Swallowwort Control

Project Organization: The Trustees  Project Town(s): Concord  Start Date: August 13, 2009

Project Summary:

All swallowwort was treated with herbicide Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Stream bank
Control Methods: Chemical  Disposal Methods: Left on site

Sudbury Valley Trustees Greenways Conservation Area

Project Organization: Sudbury Valley Trustees  Project Town(s): Wayland  Start Date: September 1, 2005

Project Summary:

Mechanical clearing and mowing was done on the field which was followed up by four years of herbicide treatment and native planting projects. Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Fields, Upland/wetland edge, Wet meadow
Control Methods: Chemical, Manual  Disposal Methods: Brush Pile, Left on site