Invasive Plant Species Eradication

Project Description

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

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Newton County, MO
Project Size:
  • 14.0 acres

Project Sites

  • Shoal Creek Riparian

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 Habitats:

No targeted habitats were identified for this project.

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Control invasive plants Ongoing Management 2016 2022
Cut and remove/herbicide applications

Outcomes

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

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

Lessons Learned and/or Suggestions 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.

Any Additional Information About The Project
Do not be overwhelmed by the project itself. Divide and concur small portions at a time.

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Missouri's Conservation Registry

Managing Organization

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

Contact Information

Kenneth Middick

General Information

Project #: 508374
Last Updated: April 27, 2017

Project Relations

Partners

Missouri Department of Conservation

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