Projects

Reed Canary Grass Control--Various sites in Kane, McHenry and Lake Counties

Reed canary control

  • Reed canary grass is an invasive grass that threatens many fens, sedge meadows and wet prairies.
  • Reed canary grass becomes established in areas where the native ground flora is weakened by woody plant encroachment, lack of fire, and siltation from erosion.
  • Selective control is achieved using grass specific herbicide applications, timing applications of non-specific herbicides to correspond with native flora dormancy and selective application techniques.
  • This control along with prescribed burning, invasive brush removal and sometimes reseeding restores wetlands to their historic native condition.
  • Project sites are evaluated to determine sources of seed inflow and steps are taken to eliminate these.