South Creek Native Plant Habitat Management

Project Description

Invasive species control in native plant restoration area along one mile of South Creek

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Greene County, MO
Project Size:
  • 8.0 acres

Project Sites

  • South Creek Native Plant Habitat Management

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    Riparian restoration provides benefits that help to improve water quality which is part of the mission of the City of Springfield Department of Environmental Services.
  • Public Benefit
    Riparian restoration provides a public benefit through improved water quality and enhancement of this area for greenway trail users.

Primary Goals:

  • Establishment of healthy native plant community in the riparian corridor
    Progress: Native plant mix was seeded in late 2015. Invasive species control was performed throughout 2016. Additional plantings and invasive species control are planned for 2017.

Targeted Habitats:

  • Aquatic
    • Rivers and Streams
  • Human Habitats
    • Urban and Residential
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Control invasive plants Completed 2016 2016
Control of invasive plants in riparian area seeded with natives


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

Monitoring Activities
Monitoring and control of invasive plants will continue in 2017.

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions for Similar Activities
Contracting with a knowledgeable and experienced contractor for invasive species control in native plant restoration areas was critical.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Missouri's Conservation Registry

Managing Organization

City of Springfield, MO
(Local Government)

Contact Information

Carrie Lamb

General Information

Project #: 508354
Last Updated: February 27, 2017

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