Sudbury-Assabet-Concord River Watershed

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Project

Name: Steph Koch  Organization: FWS  Phone: (978) 443-4661 ext 24

Site location:

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.

Acres in the management area: 5  Listed on EDDMaps?Yes

Habitat type: Field/forest edge, Wet meadow

Was this Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR)? No

Target species:
Bush Honeysuckle (Lonucera maackii, Lonicera morrowii, Lonicera tatarica, Lonicera x bella)   Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)   Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)   Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)   Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)   Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)  

Management objectives:

Improve and maintain edge, field, and wet meadow habitat for wildlife.

Approximate project start date: May 1, 2012

Project summary:

Control method: Chemical, Manual

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

Final acres in management: 5

Open to the public: Yes