Personnel conducting the burns will be equipped with firefighting tools and safety equipment as they work to mimic natural fires and remove invasive vegetation
. For details, visit www.villageoflombard.org/controlledburns or contact public works at (630) 620-5740.
The FWC believes intermittent chemical spraying is necessary on Istokpoga to control invasive vegetation
like hydrilla, in order to facilitate navigation, help with flood control, protect water recreation, prevent "encroachment" on native species that provide fish habitat, and to benefit fishermen, since unhealthy pH levels and loss of oxygen in the water from rampant hydrilla may result in fish kills.
In addition to trash, natural barriers like weeds and other invasive vegetation
can also be problematic to bathers, boaters, and outdoor recreationalists like fishermen.
* Kingsbury Bay: restoration of a 70-acre shallow, sheltered bay habitat that will add recreational access areas for fishing and a boat launch, improve habitat and reduce invasive vegetation
was removed and all campsite spurs were paved to create campsites compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Save Our Cemeteries is looking for dedicated volunteers from the community, with the goal of making significant strides in clipping ferns and invasive vegetation
, and removing trash from the historic uptown cemetery.
To support the return of natural sand dune movement and enhance habitat for the birds, the team implemented a plan to remove invasive vegetation
, including European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria), iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) and Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia).
Specialist contractors removed invasive vegetation
, excavated beneath and around the bridge, cleaned, re-pointed and repaired or replaced crumbling masonry.
One of the tools that can help with this process is an ARS decisionmaking model called "Ecologically Based Invasive-Plant Management" (EBIPM), which can be used to develop plans for restoring native plants on terrain previously overrun by invasive vegetation
. (See "Step-by-Step Strategies for Restoring Western Rangelands," Agricultural Research, February 2012.)
"They also help nonnative, invasive vegetation
thrive when they disturb the soil through rooting," says Clemson University pig expert Dr.
reachable, make these natural-born grazers perfect for clearing land of invasive vegetation
. Goats are a green, inexpensive and efficient alternative to gas-guzzling weed whackers and heavy machinery, said Beth Machen, CPM, of Machen Advisory Group in Charlotte, N.C.