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Invasive Plant Species Eradication

Project #: 508374  –   Updated: April 27, 2017

Project Summary

The removal of invasive plant species in the riparian corridor of Shoal Creek, north and west of the Redings Mill Bridge.

Location (by county):
Newton County (MO)

Watersheds:
Spring

Congressional Districts:
MO District 07

Bird Conservation Regions:
Central Hardwoods

USFWS Regions:
Midwest Region

Project size:
14.0 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Shoal Creek Riparian Yes

Full Project Description

The removal of invasive plant species in the riparian corridor of Shoal Creek, north and west of the Redings Mill Bridge.

Project Assistance & Partnership Opportunities

Equipment

Tools and sprayers are always needed.

Funding

We are always in need of tools, herbicide, gloves, and sprayers.

Volunteers

Volunteer Groups of 10 to 20 people.

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
Remove the exotic invasive plants to allow the native plants to grow, thrive, and flourish.
Public Benefit
To show that invasive plants can be controlled and that the native plants do have more benefit to our ecosystem than the exotic invasives.

Primary goals:

Our goal is to remove the exotic invasive plants to allow the native plants to grow, thrive, and flourish.
Progress:

We have now taken definitive steps toward this eradication and have put in place some progressions of these steps to further this goal in the coming years.

Consistent with plans:

Conservation Plan
Conservation Plan for Wildcat Glades from the inception of the Center.

Targeted Ecosystem Services:

  • Habitat/Biodiversity
  • Pollination
  • Aesthetic Values

Targeted habitats were not provided for this project.

Targeted species were not provided for this project.

Actions

Project Actions
Control invasive plants Show/Hide details

Assistance

Direct Funding
Missouri Deparatment of Conservation (State Government) Show/Hide details
In-Kind Contribution
Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center Show/Hide details

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored?   Yes

Please describe your monitoring activity.

The area is looked on weekly and the results is documented.

What lessons have been learned and/or what suggestions do you have for similar activities?

Use the herbicide percentage mixtures as recommended and then be patient. It takes much longer to do the right type of eradication than the hurry-up top kill.

What additional information would you like to share?

Do not be overwhelmed by the project itself. Divide and concur small portions at a time.

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Organization

Wildcat Glades Conservation and Audubon Center
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Kenneth Middick
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Partners

  • Missouri Department of Conservation

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