Projects / Success Stories
Torpedo Grass (Panicum repens) and how wading birds and other wildlife/native aquatic plants are re-utilizing the once infested sites
Chancey Bay South Pretreatment - 3/1/2011
Chancey Bay South Post treatment - 3/8/2011
Snail Kite Nesting Area Survey - 2/17/2011
Floating Aquatic Plant Control
Week of April 25, 2011, FWC will be Conducting floating aquatic plant control in North West Priority Marsh (Kissimmee River to Pearce Canal) including some submersed plant (coontail) treatment in various canals (Yellow polygons).
Upcoming: Aerial Cattail and Reed treatment between Pearce and Indian Prairie Canals (blue polygons).
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Typha Project
60 acres of Cattail will be treated from airboat using glyphosate/imazapyr.
The goals for this project are to maintain restoration sites, prevent Cattail
encroachment into spike rush dominated marsh, improve water flow into
surrounding marsh, and ultimately to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.
Cattail Treatment in Cody's Cove
Between January 5 and February 4, 2011 the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission oversaw herbicide treatment of 115 acres cattail (Typha sp.) in the Cody's Cove/1st Point regions of Lake Okeechobee's Northwest Marsh. Cattail was treated from airboat using a mixture consisting of Glyphosate and Imazapyr. Goals for cattail treatment were to maintain
restoration sites, prevent encroachment into spike rush dominated marsh, and ultimately to enhance fish and wildlife habitat.
Map of treatment