Southern New England-NY Bight Coastal Program
Northeast Region

Invasive Species Management

Phragmites injection

Treating invasive Phragmites so native species can flourish

Several non-native invasive species threaten the natural resources in the SNEP programarea.  Phragmites, purple loosestrife (right), and waterchestnut are aggressive plants that compete with native wetland plants and animals reducing the quality of habitat for many priority migratory birds. SNEP staff provides technical advice, coordinate eradication efforts, and provide funding to partners to improve the function and the value of habitat for trust resources.

Landowners Guide to Invasive Species Near Rhode Island Complex National Wildlife Refuge

Last updated: July 18, 2012

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