Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Projects

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

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